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Correction: Voltaire and the Holy Roman Empire #general

Roger Lustig
 

To those considering attending any of my talks in Southern California
next week, and also to those who think I've lost my mind:

Voltaire did not say,

"The Holy Roman Empire is neither holy nor Roman Nor German"

but rather:

"The Holy Roman Empire [...] is neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire."

The misstatement originated with me and not with anybody >from any of the
JGSes that so kindly invited me.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction: Voltaire and the Holy Roman Empire #general

Roger Lustig
 

To those considering attending any of my talks in Southern California
next week, and also to those who think I've lost my mind:

Voltaire did not say,

"The Holy Roman Empire is neither holy nor Roman Nor German"

but rather:

"The Holy Roman Empire [...] is neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire."

The misstatement originated with me and not with anybody >from any of the
JGSes that so kindly invited me.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA


German identity search #general

lenard
 

Is there a German analogue of www.whitepages.com that would allow search for a
person in the German speaking area of Europe? As a Jewish-Hungarian I
worked and survived in Nazi forced labor during 1944-45, and met then a
young German woman who may perhaps can be found if she is still be
alive. It may be fascinating if it were so. If preferred, replies may
be sent me privately on <lenard@indiana.edu>
Thank you.

Andrew Lenard
Bloomington, Indiana, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German identity search #general

lenard
 

Is there a German analogue of www.whitepages.com that would allow search for a
person in the German speaking area of Europe? As a Jewish-Hungarian I
worked and survived in Nazi forced labor during 1944-45, and met then a
young German woman who may perhaps can be found if she is still be
alive. It may be fascinating if it were so. If preferred, replies may
be sent me privately on <lenard@indiana.edu>
Thank you.

Andrew Lenard
Bloomington, Indiana, USA


Help tracing HOUSE (and COHEN) family #general

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

In a previous email I requested help tracing my maternal father's
mother's family, House. I know there can be alternate spellings of
House (Haas, Haus, etc).

My maternal grandfather was Samuel House Cohen, April 15, 1903 -
January 30, 1979, born and died in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Sam's parents:

Israel Cohen, born in Vilna, Russia, May 10, 1875, died Brookline,
Massachusetts, USA, January 4, 1950, married

Rose House Cohen, born, we presume, in Vilna Russia, about 1881, died
July 19, 1964, Revere, Massachusetts, USA.

I obtained a copy of Israel Cohen's citizenship papers which indicates
he was born May 10, 1875 in Vilna, Russia, and came to the US via
Germany on the Patricia >from Hamburg, Germany, leaving Hamburg 1
November 1900 and arrived in NewYork, NY 16 November 1900.

Visiting Israel's grave marker, his father was Shmuel. I am awaiting
details of his death certificate for his parents' names, if provided.

I searched ellisisland.org and there are three Israel Cohens,
including alternate spellings of Cohen (Cohn) that generally fit the
above, appear to be >from different ships, and unknown if any of them
could be the same, knowing citizenship paperwork can be wrong. He is
also the only one listed on each of the ellisisland.org hits. No
wife, no children.

I have tried ellisisland and ancestry for additional travel leads for
both Israel and Rose, and cannot find anything.

I also obtained Rose House' death certificate >from the city of Revere,
Massachusetts. Her parents were Melvin House and Toba. Having
visited Rose' grave site, her marker shows her father was Mordechai.

I have performed a ton of searching on Ancestry and jewishgen,
focusing, in large part, on the JRI-Poland search engine. No
obvious hits or help.

I have tried searching with Rose, Israel, and Toba, including variant
spellings and interchanging America and Hebrew names, both on ancestry
and jewishgen.

I feel like I am at a dead-end now. My goal, for this message, is to
learn the House family, what siblings Toba might have had, their
spouses and children, and trace her parents back as far as I can go.

If someone is willing to extend their help and effort in helping me to
better trace my Cohen line as well, it would be most appreciated.

Thank you for any help you might be able to offer.

Scott Ehrlich - scott@ehrlichtronics.com - Boston, Massachusetts, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help tracing HOUSE (and COHEN) family #general

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

In a previous email I requested help tracing my maternal father's
mother's family, House. I know there can be alternate spellings of
House (Haas, Haus, etc).

My maternal grandfather was Samuel House Cohen, April 15, 1903 -
January 30, 1979, born and died in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Sam's parents:

Israel Cohen, born in Vilna, Russia, May 10, 1875, died Brookline,
Massachusetts, USA, January 4, 1950, married

Rose House Cohen, born, we presume, in Vilna Russia, about 1881, died
July 19, 1964, Revere, Massachusetts, USA.

I obtained a copy of Israel Cohen's citizenship papers which indicates
he was born May 10, 1875 in Vilna, Russia, and came to the US via
Germany on the Patricia >from Hamburg, Germany, leaving Hamburg 1
November 1900 and arrived in NewYork, NY 16 November 1900.

Visiting Israel's grave marker, his father was Shmuel. I am awaiting
details of his death certificate for his parents' names, if provided.

I searched ellisisland.org and there are three Israel Cohens,
including alternate spellings of Cohen (Cohn) that generally fit the
above, appear to be >from different ships, and unknown if any of them
could be the same, knowing citizenship paperwork can be wrong. He is
also the only one listed on each of the ellisisland.org hits. No
wife, no children.

I have tried ellisisland and ancestry for additional travel leads for
both Israel and Rose, and cannot find anything.

I also obtained Rose House' death certificate >from the city of Revere,
Massachusetts. Her parents were Melvin House and Toba. Having
visited Rose' grave site, her marker shows her father was Mordechai.

I have performed a ton of searching on Ancestry and jewishgen,
focusing, in large part, on the JRI-Poland search engine. No
obvious hits or help.

I have tried searching with Rose, Israel, and Toba, including variant
spellings and interchanging America and Hebrew names, both on ancestry
and jewishgen.

I feel like I am at a dead-end now. My goal, for this message, is to
learn the House family, what siblings Toba might have had, their
spouses and children, and trace her parents back as far as I can go.

If someone is willing to extend their help and effort in helping me to
better trace my Cohen line as well, it would be most appreciated.

Thank you for any help you might be able to offer.

Scott Ehrlich - scott@ehrlichtronics.com - Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Book Cite: Heimatrecht und Staatsbuergerschaft Oesterreichischer Juden #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

A new book is available >from Boehlau Verlag and also as a download at
http://www.boehlau-verlag.com/download/163380/978-3-205-79495-0_OpenAccess.pdf

The book concerns Heimatrecht (domicile) and Staatsbuergerschaft (citizenship) of Austrian Jews.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


obtaining vital records in Bavaria #austria-czech

Judith Goldsmith
 

Hello!
I would like help in how to access Jewish vital records in Bavaria,
specifically in Monchsroth municipality, in the Ansbach District in Bavaria,
Germany. The period is the early 1800's. Would anyone have email addresses
for access to relevant archives or town holdings? I am inexperienced in
locating sources in Germany. Also has anyone found similar records in the
FHL?
Please answer privately and many thanks in advance.
Judith Goldsmith
Bedford, New Hampshire
judyg32@comcast.net


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Book Cite: Heimatrecht und Staatsbuergerschaft Oesterreichischer Juden #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

A new book is available >from Boehlau Verlag and also as a download at
http://www.boehlau-verlag.com/download/163380/978-3-205-79495-0_OpenAccess.pdf

The book concerns Heimatrecht (domicile) and Staatsbuergerschaft (citizenship) of Austrian Jews.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech obtaining vital records in Bavaria #austria-czech

Judith Goldsmith
 

Hello!
I would like help in how to access Jewish vital records in Bavaria,
specifically in Monchsroth municipality, in the Ansbach District in Bavaria,
Germany. The period is the early 1800's. Would anyone have email addresses
for access to relevant archives or town holdings? I am inexperienced in
locating sources in Germany. Also has anyone found similar records in the
FHL?
Please answer privately and many thanks in advance.
Judith Goldsmith
Bedford, New Hampshire
judyg32@comcast.net


Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #austria-czech

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Translation German to English please #austria-czech

Palekaiko
 


SAD NEWS #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

I have just learned that Jiri Fiedler, former Director of Research at
the Prague Jewish Museum and a great friend to many of us (he was
instrumental in helping me research Where She Came From: ADaughter's
Search for her Mother's History) was killed at his home this past
month. The funeral is next week in Prague. I will forward more
information if I receive it and would ask you on the list to do the
same. He was a wonderful man. May his memory and that of his wife who
died with him, be a blessing.

--
www.helenepstein.com
www.plunkettlakepress.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #austria-czech

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Translation German to English please #austria-czech

Palekaiko
 


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech SAD NEWS #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

I have just learned that Jiri Fiedler, former Director of Research at
the Prague Jewish Museum and a great friend to many of us (he was
instrumental in helping me research Where She Came From: ADaughter's
Search for her Mother's History) was killed at his home this past
month. The funeral is next week in Prague. I will forward more
information if I receive it and would ask you on the list to do the
same. He was a wonderful man. May his memory and that of his wife who
died with him, be a blessing.

--
www.helenepstein.com
www.plunkettlakepress.com


IIJG - Call for Genealogical Research Proposals #general

Ami Elyasaf
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem (IIJG)
has issued its annual "Call for Research Proposals" for original
research in the field of Jewish Genealogy, to be carried out in the
academic year of 2014-15.

Successful applicants will be awarded grants of up to $10,000.

Proposals are requested by 31 May, 2014. Proposals meeting strict
standards of academic excellence will be judged by the extent to which
they broaden the horizons of Jewish genealogical research and/or
create innovative tools or technologies to assist Jewish genealogists
and family historians in their work.

The CFRP and "Instructions to Applicants" are to be found on the
Institute's website: www.iijg.org - under "RESEARCH"/ "Research
Grants". These Instructions should be followed carefully, as only
applications in correct form will be considered.

Successful applicants will be announced on 1 September, 2014.

Shalom,
Emanuel Elyasaf,
Executive Director,
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center,
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IIJG - Call for Genealogical Research Proposals #general

Ami Elyasaf
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem (IIJG)
has issued its annual "Call for Research Proposals" for original
research in the field of Jewish Genealogy, to be carried out in the
academic year of 2014-15.

Successful applicants will be awarded grants of up to $10,000.

Proposals are requested by 31 May, 2014. Proposals meeting strict
standards of academic excellence will be judged by the extent to which
they broaden the horizons of Jewish genealogical research and/or
create innovative tools or technologies to assist Jewish genealogists
and family historians in their work.

The CFRP and "Instructions to Applicants" are to be found on the
Institute's website: www.iijg.org - under "RESEARCH"/ "Research
Grants". These Instructions should be followed carefully, as only
applications in correct form will be considered.

Successful applicants will be announced on 1 September, 2014.

Shalom,
Emanuel Elyasaf,
Executive Director,
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center,
Jerusalem


Re: German POWs WWI #germany

Tobias A. Kemper <kemper@...>
 

Roger Lustig wrote:
" People >from Frankfurt may have been Prussian, but that does not
necessarily mean that their service was in the Prussian army."

during the Empire (1871-1918), the young men had to serve in the army of
their state, i.e. Prussians in the Prussian army, Bavarians in the
Bavarian army etc.

Exceptions: In the marine young men >from all states did their military
service (because the marine was not Prussian but Imperial).

During the [First World] war, the young men were called up to the army
of their State, too. After the military training, they could be
transferred to military units of other states, depending >from military needs.

That means, that a young Prussian was called up to a Prussian unit for
military training and could be transferred later to a Bavarian unit.
That's right.

But **** for all I know, **** the documents about his military career
usually were kept by the military administration of his State.
My grand uncle >from Prussia, for exemple, served in a Baden regiment,
but the military Archives of Baden do not have his complete military
documents.

A quick check of the on-line Bavarian WW I service records at
ancestry.com shows many people >from all over Germany on the rolls.
I presume that this are lists of the men of the different regiments, but
not the complete personal records.

Regards, Tobias A. Kemper kemper@lenz-kemper.de


German SIG #Germany Re: German POWs WWI #germany

Tobias A. Kemper <kemper@...>
 

Roger Lustig wrote:
" People >from Frankfurt may have been Prussian, but that does not
necessarily mean that their service was in the Prussian army."

during the Empire (1871-1918), the young men had to serve in the army of
their state, i.e. Prussians in the Prussian army, Bavarians in the
Bavarian army etc.

Exceptions: In the marine young men >from all states did their military
service (because the marine was not Prussian but Imperial).

During the [First World] war, the young men were called up to the army
of their State, too. After the military training, they could be
transferred to military units of other states, depending >from military needs.

That means, that a young Prussian was called up to a Prussian unit for
military training and could be transferred later to a Bavarian unit.
That's right.

But **** for all I know, **** the documents about his military career
usually were kept by the military administration of his State.
My grand uncle >from Prussia, for exemple, served in a Baden regiment,
but the military Archives of Baden do not have his complete military
documents.

A quick check of the on-line Bavarian WW I service records at
ancestry.com shows many people >from all over Germany on the rolls.
I presume that this are lists of the men of the different regiments, but
not the complete personal records.

Regards, Tobias A. Kemper kemper@lenz-kemper.de

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