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badatelna records #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

Apologies for getting it wrong!
Randy has pointed out that the Jewish Museum has donated some of their BDM
records for a few towns to the National Archives in Prague for their
digitisation project. So I was wrong Craig. Sorry about that.
The relevant towns are listed right at the end of the alphabetical ordered
towns for which the archives holds the actual Matriky. That's available on
badatelna.eu. I suspect though I am not sure that the Jewish Museum in
Prague simply lent their Matriky for digitisation and they still retain the
originals.
By the way I have heard >from Dr Matusikova that she is now working part time
only.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney


Re: Certinok #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

Perhaps Certoryje, now part of Charvaty, county Olomouc, region Olomouc?
In Slovakia don't exist Certinok and similar sounding places.
In Bohemia exist:
1) Certovina, now part of Hlinsko, county Chrudim, region Pardubice
and
2) Certyne, now part of Dolni Trebonin, county Cesky Krumlov, region
South Bohemia. The German name was Tscheertin (the same sound like
Certin!!!)

Hanus Grab


Am 13.05.2015 um 12:22 schrieb Maud Michal Beer mbeer@netvision.net.il:

I was born and lived in Moravia but never heard about a place called
Certinok.
It sounds more Slovak than Moravian....
Living in Tel Aviv those last years,
thank God....Maud Michal Beer.


Index to Brno records on Badatelna? #austria-czech

bernheim@...
 

Are there any indices/indexes to the birth, marriage & death records in the Brno/Bruenn
registers on Badatelna? (badatelna.eu/fond/1073/)

I expected an index at the end of each volume, but did not see one. Having found those for
Boskovice very useful, I would love the same for Brno!


Regards
David Bernheim, St Martin Vesubie, France


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech badatelna records #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

Apologies for getting it wrong!
Randy has pointed out that the Jewish Museum has donated some of their BDM
records for a few towns to the National Archives in Prague for their
digitisation project. So I was wrong Craig. Sorry about that.
The relevant towns are listed right at the end of the alphabetical ordered
towns for which the archives holds the actual Matriky. That's available on
badatelna.eu. I suspect though I am not sure that the Jewish Museum in
Prague simply lent their Matriky for digitisation and they still retain the
originals.
By the way I have heard >from Dr Matusikova that she is now working part time
only.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Certinok #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

Perhaps Certoryje, now part of Charvaty, county Olomouc, region Olomouc?
In Slovakia don't exist Certinok and similar sounding places.
In Bohemia exist:
1) Certovina, now part of Hlinsko, county Chrudim, region Pardubice
and
2) Certyne, now part of Dolni Trebonin, county Cesky Krumlov, region
South Bohemia. The German name was Tscheertin (the same sound like
Certin!!!)

Hanus Grab


Am 13.05.2015 um 12:22 schrieb Maud Michal Beer mbeer@netvision.net.il:

I was born and lived in Moravia but never heard about a place called
Certinok.
It sounds more Slovak than Moravian....
Living in Tel Aviv those last years,
thank God....Maud Michal Beer.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Index to Brno records on Badatelna? #austria-czech

bernheim@...
 

Are there any indices/indexes to the birth, marriage & death records in the Brno/Bruenn
registers on Badatelna? (badatelna.eu/fond/1073/)

I expected an index at the end of each volume, but did not see one. Having found those for
Boskovice very useful, I would love the same for Brno!


Regards
David Bernheim, St Martin Vesubie, France


Hungary 1931, 1940 business directories now searchable #subcarpathia

Logan Kleinwaks
 

I am delighted to announce the addition of two important Hungarian
directories to the free genealogyindexer.org full-text search engine.

The 1931 Hungary Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture Directory is
especially exciting because of its enormous scope: all of Hungary and
small businesses as well as large ones. At nearly 1000 oversized
pages, typically with hundreds of names each, this is one of the most
comprehensive all-Hungary directories searchable anywhere online. The
original title is: Magyarorszag kereskedelmi, ipari es mezogazdasagi
cimtara / Ungarns Adressbuch fuer Handel, Industrie, Gewerbe und
Landwirtschaft. To restrict a search to just this directory, append
{d1309} to your search term, like this: wigner {d1309}. Otherwise,
with the default options, all 2,000 sources (not only for Hungary)
will be searched simultaneously. Or, you can restrict a search to
Hungarian sources by changing the Any Place option below the search
box to Hungary.

Separate >from searching, you can also browse using the town index
beginning at http://genealogyindexer.org/view/1931H/15 or the industry
index beginning at http://genealogyindexer.org/view/1931H/889. Note
that these list page numbers that are roughly 10 less than the image
numbers (so the image at http://genealogyindexer.org/view/1931H/471
has the printed page number 461).

The 1940 Hungary Industry Directory, while limited to larger
businesses, is still very useful because of its date closer to WWII
and the greater amount of detail given for many businesses. The
original title is: Orszagos ipari cimtar /
Industrie-adressenverzeichnis von Ungarn. To restrict a search to
just this directory, append {d1310} to your search term. Or, for both
of the above, append {d1309, d1310}.

Search results for these directories link to PDFs with low-resolution
scans of the matching directory pages, sometimes with the matches
highlighted (depending on your PDF viewer and web browser). Above
each low-resolution scan is a link to a high-resolution scan. If you
use the Chrome web browser, note that its built-in PDF viewer does not
handle all PDFs properly; if you have a problem, see
http://genealogyindexer.org/help.

Unlike 99% of the sources I add to genealogyindexer.org, I personally
sought out, acquired, and scanned these. This involved months of
tracking Hungarian antiquarian booksellers, many hours at a suitably
large book scanner, and the critical financial support of both the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington and the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. Without the Societies, these
directories would probably not be available, so please let me know if
you have any research successes and I will share the news with them.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Hungary 1931, 1940 business directories now searchable #subcarpathia

Logan Kleinwaks
 

I am delighted to announce the addition of two important Hungarian
directories to the free genealogyindexer.org full-text search engine.

The 1931 Hungary Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture Directory is
especially exciting because of its enormous scope: all of Hungary and
small businesses as well as large ones. At nearly 1000 oversized
pages, typically with hundreds of names each, this is one of the most
comprehensive all-Hungary directories searchable anywhere online. The
original title is: Magyarorszag kereskedelmi, ipari es mezogazdasagi
cimtara / Ungarns Adressbuch fuer Handel, Industrie, Gewerbe und
Landwirtschaft. To restrict a search to just this directory, append
{d1309} to your search term, like this: wigner {d1309}. Otherwise,
with the default options, all 2,000 sources (not only for Hungary)
will be searched simultaneously. Or, you can restrict a search to
Hungarian sources by changing the Any Place option below the search
box to Hungary.

Separate >from searching, you can also browse using the town index
beginning at http://genealogyindexer.org/view/1931H/15 or the industry
index beginning at http://genealogyindexer.org/view/1931H/889. Note
that these list page numbers that are roughly 10 less than the image
numbers (so the image at http://genealogyindexer.org/view/1931H/471
has the printed page number 461).

The 1940 Hungary Industry Directory, while limited to larger
businesses, is still very useful because of its date closer to WWII
and the greater amount of detail given for many businesses. The
original title is: Orszagos ipari cimtar /
Industrie-adressenverzeichnis von Ungarn. To restrict a search to
just this directory, append {d1310} to your search term. Or, for both
of the above, append {d1309, d1310}.

Search results for these directories link to PDFs with low-resolution
scans of the matching directory pages, sometimes with the matches
highlighted (depending on your PDF viewer and web browser). Above
each low-resolution scan is a link to a high-resolution scan. If you
use the Chrome web browser, note that its built-in PDF viewer does not
handle all PDFs properly; if you have a problem, see
http://genealogyindexer.org/help.

Unlike 99% of the sources I add to genealogyindexer.org, I personally
sought out, acquired, and scanned these. This involved months of
tracking Hungarian antiquarian booksellers, many hours at a suitably
large book scanner, and the critical financial support of both the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington and the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. Without the Societies, these
directories would probably not be available, so please let me know if
you have any research successes and I will share the news with them.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: subcarpathia digest: May 20, 2015 #subcarpathia

Lynn Saul <lynnsaul@...>
 

Try the downloadable program Irfanview.

You can convert the image to grayscale, make it negative, sharpen.

It often works miracles!

Lynn Saul
Tucson AZ

MODERATOR NOTE: Excellent free program recommendation, here's the link:

< http://www.irfanview.com > SEE "Download current version"


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Re: subcarpathia digest: May 20, 2015 #subcarpathia

Lynn Saul <lynnsaul@...>
 

Try the downloadable program Irfanview.

You can convert the image to grayscale, make it negative, sharpen.

It often works miracles!

Lynn Saul
Tucson AZ

MODERATOR NOTE: Excellent free program recommendation, here's the link:

< http://www.irfanview.com > SEE "Download current version"


Death,Burial, Census and Property Information for Sao Paolo Brazil #bessarabia

Rachelle Litt
 

To follow up on my previous post May 2nd. I am still waiting to hear
from Silvia SOLON WURCELMAN. This time I posted on her Facebook
account to alert her to the message I sent last week in case she did
not see it. If no response a lovely Genner has offered to make phone
contact in Brazil. In the meantime I was wondering how I might
research the death records of Meyer ZNAIDE (SNAYDE) and his wife
Tsilya in Sao Paulo Brazil? Birth records for Sara ZNAIDE (IANKEL)
would also be helpful. She is still alive understand and about 95
years old. Any business records that are available on the matzo
factory or property records that might give me some more information
until I can reach the family would also be helpful. I have a residence
address. What about census information for Sao Paolo? 1930 was the
year the letter was sent to my grandfather and the matzo factory
opened in 1936. I tried contacting the matzo factory by e-mail also
but no reply. Thanks for any direction on this one- so close...

May 2
Through the help of some amazing Genners I have received the e mail
address and phone number for Sara IANKEL daughter Silvia Solon in São
Paulo Brazil and her phone number. The contact's mother in law lived
in the same apartment building as Sara who is still alive and in her
90's. 3 days ago I sent Silvia an e mail and sent copies of my letters
written in Yiddish, the translations to English to these letters that
were handed down by my grandfather and are >from his Aunt and Uncle
Meyer and Tsilya ZNAIDE Silvia's grandparents and the founders of the
M SNAYDE matzo factory in Brazil. I am excitedly awaiting a response.
I translated my letter into Portuguese using google translate in case
she does not speak English. My next step would be to ask my contact
to reach out through a phone call to determine if Silvia speaks
English before I make a long distance phone call. Thanks to all who
have weighed in on this so far. I am so close to punching a whole in a
brick wall. Any other help or suggestions are welcome.

Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
MODEREATOR NOTE - Please reply privately to sender unless information is relevant
to other members of our SIG


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Fwd: Death,Burial, Census and Property Information for Sao Paolo Brazil #bessarabia

Rachelle Litt
 

To follow up on my previous post May 2nd. I am still waiting to hear
from Silvia SOLON WURCELMAN. This time I posted on her Facebook
account to alert her to the message I sent last week in case she did
not see it. If no response a lovely Genner has offered to make phone
contact in Brazil. In the meantime I was wondering how I might
research the death records of Meyer ZNAIDE (SNAYDE) and his wife
Tsilya in Sao Paulo Brazil? Birth records for Sara ZNAIDE (IANKEL)
would also be helpful. She is still alive understand and about 95
years old. Any business records that are available on the matzo
factory or property records that might give me some more information
until I can reach the family would also be helpful. I have a residence
address. What about census information for Sao Paolo? 1930 was the
year the letter was sent to my grandfather and the matzo factory
opened in 1936. I tried contacting the matzo factory by e-mail also
but no reply. Thanks for any direction on this one- so close...

May 2
Through the help of some amazing Genners I have received the e mail
address and phone number for Sara IANKEL daughter Silvia Solon in São
Paulo Brazil and her phone number. The contact's mother in law lived
in the same apartment building as Sara who is still alive and in her
90's. 3 days ago I sent Silvia an e mail and sent copies of my letters
written in Yiddish, the translations to English to these letters that
were handed down by my grandfather and are >from his Aunt and Uncle
Meyer and Tsilya ZNAIDE Silvia's grandparents and the founders of the
M SNAYDE matzo factory in Brazil. I am excitedly awaiting a response.
I translated my letter into Portuguese using google translate in case
she does not speak English. My next step would be to ask my contact
to reach out through a phone call to determine if Silvia speaks
English before I make a long distance phone call. Thanks to all who
have weighed in on this so far. I am so close to punching a whole in a
brick wall. Any other help or suggestions are welcome.

Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
MODEREATOR NOTE - Please reply privately to sender unless information is relevant
to other members of our SIG


June Meeting Announcement - Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

The Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society in association with the
Talmud Torah of St. Paul is pleased to announce as our guest speaker
for our June meeting: Bill Wolpert "Quick Start - An Introduction to
JewishGen" The meeting will be held on Sunday June 14 at 7:00 - 8:30
pm at the Computer Lab of the Talmud Torah of St. Paul 768 Hamline
Ave South, St. Paul, MN 55116 Bill (a member of JewishGen since
before 1993), will introduce beginners and intermediate Genners to
the best and most useful resource available to Jewish Genealogists.
Those of you at a more advanced stage, please attend as mentors, as
you will be needed for our breakout session. Breakdown of session:
7:00-7-30 Presentation, 7:30-8:30 Open Forum/breakout session to help
members get started and overcome roadblocks. If you are new to
JewishGen, we'll help you get started.
Walter Elias
Steering Committee,
Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society
wselias@msn.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen June Meeting Announcement - Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

The Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society in association with the
Talmud Torah of St. Paul is pleased to announce as our guest speaker
for our June meeting: Bill Wolpert "Quick Start - An Introduction to
JewishGen" The meeting will be held on Sunday June 14 at 7:00 - 8:30
pm at the Computer Lab of the Talmud Torah of St. Paul 768 Hamline
Ave South, St. Paul, MN 55116 Bill (a member of JewishGen since
before 1993), will introduce beginners and intermediate Genners to
the best and most useful resource available to Jewish Genealogists.
Those of you at a more advanced stage, please attend as mentors, as
you will be needed for our breakout session. Breakdown of session:
7:00-7-30 Presentation, 7:30-8:30 Open Forum/breakout session to help
members get started and overcome roadblocks. If you are new to
JewishGen, we'll help you get started.
Walter Elias
Steering Committee,
Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society
wselias@msn.com


(US) New Ellis Island Peopling of America Galleries Opens May 20 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I recently posted about the new Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
story that goes to the present day whereas the Ellis Island Immigration
Museum story covered only through 1954. The new gallery, Peopling of
America, opens today, May 20th. This major expansion of the museum
"bookends" the Ellis Island era by telling the story of immigration to
America before the processing station opened in 1892 and after it closed in
1954. To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/kpwuaxp
Original url:

http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/peopling-of-america-center?ccd=email.CAMP30029

The historic baggage room now houses the world migration globe depicting
migration patterns around the world, not just to the United States. There
are displays about pre-Ellis Island as well as post-Ellis immigration.
Displayed at the entrance is the American Flag of Faces, an interactive
video with a montage of images submitted by individuals about their families
and ancestors. If you would like to submit photos see:
http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/about-the-flag-of-faces

The site also has a link about genealogy-see:
http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/genealogy

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Jacobsen Ancestors on Rigapage #lithuania

Arlene Beare
 

Helen Colby has sent me pictures of her Jacobsen family and I have put
them on my Ancestor's photos page accessed >from the Rigapage

http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/riga/rigapage.htm

click on Ancestor's photos and the Jacobsen photos are the latest
addition at the bottom of the page. Click on Jacobsen in the list at the top.

Arlene Beare
On my mother's side >from Lithuania and then Latvia
Researching Dorfman (born Birzai Lithuania and then lived in
Riga) Scher/Blum(born Pandelys Lithuania and then lived in Riga)
Berman (born Lygumai Lithuania and then lived in Jekabpils Latvia)

On my father's side >from Poland
Name Samuels Benjamin and brother Joseph
Poland possibly Krakow and Zychlin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) New Ellis Island Peopling of America Galleries Opens May 20 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I recently posted about the new Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
story that goes to the present day whereas the Ellis Island Immigration
Museum story covered only through 1954. The new gallery, Peopling of
America, opens today, May 20th. This major expansion of the museum
"bookends" the Ellis Island era by telling the story of immigration to
America before the processing station opened in 1892 and after it closed in
1954. To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/kpwuaxp
Original url:

http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/peopling-of-america-center?ccd=email.CAMP30029

The historic baggage room now houses the world migration globe depicting
migration patterns around the world, not just to the United States. There
are displays about pre-Ellis Island as well as post-Ellis immigration.
Displayed at the entrance is the American Flag of Faces, an interactive
video with a montage of images submitted by individuals about their families
and ancestors. If you would like to submit photos see:
http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/about-the-flag-of-faces

The site also has a link about genealogy-see:
http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/genealogy

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jacobsen Ancestors on Rigapage #lithuania

Arlene Beare
 

Helen Colby has sent me pictures of her Jacobsen family and I have put
them on my Ancestor's photos page accessed >from the Rigapage

http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/riga/rigapage.htm

click on Ancestor's photos and the Jacobsen photos are the latest
addition at the bottom of the page. Click on Jacobsen in the list at the top.

Arlene Beare
On my mother's side >from Lithuania and then Latvia
Researching Dorfman (born Birzai Lithuania and then lived in
Riga) Scher/Blum(born Pandelys Lithuania and then lived in Riga)
Berman (born Lygumai Lithuania and then lived in Jekabpils Latvia)

On my father's side >from Poland
Name Samuels Benjamin and brother Joseph
Poland possibly Krakow and Zychlin


Help finding vital records for a Jewish Man from Seletin, Ukraine 1904-1971 #general

Elena Iuga <elenaiuga@...>
 

Dear All:

Could you please give me any information which would help me locate
the birth certificate or the "certificat de indigenat" for Max
Birkenfeld, born in or near Selyatin/Seletin, in the Austro-Hungarian
Empire. He obtained his certificat de indigenat in Radauti, Romania,
in 1922, after the part of Bukovina where he was born became part of
Romania in 1918. Max's mother's name was Sara Leah Birkenfeld, and
her family in Seletin was rich and in the wood-cutting business. They
built the Seletin synagogue in 1907. Max's father's name was Rachmill
Pfefferkorn, and he died when Max was 1. Rachmill descended >from a
line of Talmudic teachers, who belonged to the Hassidic sect. Max
with his mother and siblings immigrated to the United States in
September 1922, to joint Max's stepfather Nathan Wagner in New York.
Max later lived in Pennsylania, where he died in 1971. We are trying
to get his vital records proving Romanian citizenship so that his
grandchildren can obtain the Romanian citizenship through him. Any
help, suggestion, idea, memory would be greatly appreciated! Thank you,
Elena Iuga


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help finding vital records for a Jewish Man from Seletin, Ukraine 1904-1971 #general

Elena Iuga <elenaiuga@...>
 

Dear All:

Could you please give me any information which would help me locate
the birth certificate or the "certificat de indigenat" for Max
Birkenfeld, born in or near Selyatin/Seletin, in the Austro-Hungarian
Empire. He obtained his certificat de indigenat in Radauti, Romania,
in 1922, after the part of Bukovina where he was born became part of
Romania in 1918. Max's mother's name was Sara Leah Birkenfeld, and
her family in Seletin was rich and in the wood-cutting business. They
built the Seletin synagogue in 1907. Max's father's name was Rachmill
Pfefferkorn, and he died when Max was 1. Rachmill descended >from a
line of Talmudic teachers, who belonged to the Hassidic sect. Max
with his mother and siblings immigrated to the United States in
September 1922, to joint Max's stepfather Nathan Wagner in New York.
Max later lived in Pennsylania, where he died in 1971. We are trying
to get his vital records proving Romanian citizenship so that his
grandchildren can obtain the Romanian citizenship through him. Any
help, suggestion, idea, memory would be greatly appreciated! Thank you,
Elena Iuga

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