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Margolis Family in Israel #general

Michael Trapunsky
 

Hi Genners,

I am looking for MARGOLIS cousins of mine in Israel but unfortunately have
almost next to nothing to go on - not even a city.

All I know is that my great great grandfather's sister - Sarah Zisel MATUK -
married a man by the name of Meir MARGOLIS. I believe they had 3 children
(all born in Lithuania in the late 1800s to early 1900s):

Avraham Yonah
Rachel
Yakov

Yakov had a son named Yisroel who went to live in Israel. All I know about
him is that he's a rabbi and has a number of children (once again, I know
this isn't a lot to go on).

If anyone knows anything of this family, or can give me any suggestions on
how to further research them, I would love to hear back >from you.

Thank you very much,

Michael Trapunsky
Long Island, New York, USA
trapunsky@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Margolis Family in Israel #general

Michael Trapunsky
 

Hi Genners,

I am looking for MARGOLIS cousins of mine in Israel but unfortunately have
almost next to nothing to go on - not even a city.

All I know is that my great great grandfather's sister - Sarah Zisel MATUK -
married a man by the name of Meir MARGOLIS. I believe they had 3 children
(all born in Lithuania in the late 1800s to early 1900s):

Avraham Yonah
Rachel
Yakov

Yakov had a son named Yisroel who went to live in Israel. All I know about
him is that he's a rabbi and has a number of children (once again, I know
this isn't a lot to go on).

If anyone knows anything of this family, or can give me any suggestions on
how to further research them, I would love to hear back >from you.

Thank you very much,

Michael Trapunsky
Long Island, New York, USA
trapunsky@...


Occupation: Anstreichmeister #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Hi all -

A quick question. What is the translation of the occupation

'Maler und Anstreichmeister'

The first of course is Painter, but I'm not sure of the second.
Plasterer, perhaps?

The time is 1915, the place is Mistelbach.

Many thanks and please respond off-list.

Robert Fraser
Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...
Researching:
NOWAK - Moravia/Austria
EISINGER - Moravia and the World
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia
NAGEL - Moravia/Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia
WORTMAN(N) - Skalica SK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Occupation: Anstreichmeister #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Hi all -

A quick question. What is the translation of the occupation

'Maler und Anstreichmeister'

The first of course is Painter, but I'm not sure of the second.
Plasterer, perhaps?

The time is 1915, the place is Mistelbach.

Many thanks and please respond off-list.

Robert Fraser
Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...
Researching:
NOWAK - Moravia/Austria
EISINGER - Moravia and the World
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia
NAGEL - Moravia/Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia
WORTMAN(N) - Skalica SK


civil marriage in Vienna #austria-czech

Vera Finberg <vera.finberg@...>
 

My question on where to find the marriage of a non-practicing Jew and
a Christian (Alt-Katholisch) in Vienna in the early 1930's had helpful
responses >from the Magistas Office in Vienna, Celia Male, Randy Schoenberg,
Henry Wellisch and Heinz Hadwig.

To summarize:
Austria was very advanced in the civil registration of marriages and
eventually the introduction of the term "Konfessionslos". One could
enter a Konfessionslos marriage after 1868. There are *Konfessionlos*
marriage books in the archives in Vienna. They date back to at
least 1875 and probably >from 1868. In most cases, at least one of the
parties was Jewish.

The marriage would have been legalised at the Magistrat. Konfessionslos
meant one did not have to pay the Kulturssteur to support the appropriate
religious body.

Henry Wellisch has seen many records in the Vienna Jewish marriage records
where one party was Konfessionslos. I believe I also found my great-uncles
marriage in 1912 where one party (the wife, not Jewish?) was Konfessionslos.

To obtain information >from the Konfessionslos records one can write to:
Magistratsabteilung 35
Abt.: Personenforschung
Dresdnerstrasse 91
1200 Vienna/Austria

You must pay for this service. Minimum is 43.- Euro.
(appr. 65$) As minimum data are full name and birth date (husband!)
required.

The archives also have the Alt-Katholisch birth, marriage and death
records >from 1878-1938. There are privacy restrictions if one cannot
give the date of death of both parties. If the peoplewere born before
1897, then the restrictions do not apply.

My approach will be to start with the LDS films of the Jewish marriage
records and hope the record is there before paying the 43 Euro.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna
FLUSS Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
KOHNER - Vseruby, Czech Republic/Budapest/Vienna
STIEDRY - Golcuv Jenikov, Czech Republic
SYNEK - Mlada Vozice, Czech Republic
ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic


Early Jewish presence in Austria #austria-czech

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

According to a report in the Viennese newspaper "Der Standard"
Austrian researchers have found the grave of a child in a Roman
cemetry in the Burgenland dating back to the third century of the
common era. In the child's grave was a golden amulet with the
inscription in Greek of the basic Jewish prayer "Shema
Yisroel........'
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech civil marriage in Vienna #austria-czech

Vera Finberg <vera.finberg@...>
 

My question on where to find the marriage of a non-practicing Jew and
a Christian (Alt-Katholisch) in Vienna in the early 1930's had helpful
responses >from the Magistas Office in Vienna, Celia Male, Randy Schoenberg,
Henry Wellisch and Heinz Hadwig.

To summarize:
Austria was very advanced in the civil registration of marriages and
eventually the introduction of the term "Konfessionslos". One could
enter a Konfessionslos marriage after 1868. There are *Konfessionlos*
marriage books in the archives in Vienna. They date back to at
least 1875 and probably >from 1868. In most cases, at least one of the
parties was Jewish.

The marriage would have been legalised at the Magistrat. Konfessionslos
meant one did not have to pay the Kulturssteur to support the appropriate
religious body.

Henry Wellisch has seen many records in the Vienna Jewish marriage records
where one party was Konfessionslos. I believe I also found my great-uncles
marriage in 1912 where one party (the wife, not Jewish?) was Konfessionslos.

To obtain information >from the Konfessionslos records one can write to:
Magistratsabteilung 35
Abt.: Personenforschung
Dresdnerstrasse 91
1200 Vienna/Austria

You must pay for this service. Minimum is 43.- Euro.
(appr. 65$) As minimum data are full name and birth date (husband!)
required.

The archives also have the Alt-Katholisch birth, marriage and death
records >from 1878-1938. There are privacy restrictions if one cannot
give the date of death of both parties. If the peoplewere born before
1897, then the restrictions do not apply.

My approach will be to start with the LDS films of the Jewish marriage
records and hope the record is there before paying the 43 Euro.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna
FLUSS Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
KOHNER - Vseruby, Czech Republic/Budapest/Vienna
STIEDRY - Golcuv Jenikov, Czech Republic
SYNEK - Mlada Vozice, Czech Republic
ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Early Jewish presence in Austria #austria-czech

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

According to a report in the Viennese newspaper "Der Standard"
Austrian researchers have found the grave of a child in a Roman
cemetry in the Burgenland dating back to the third century of the
common era. In the child's grave was a golden amulet with the
inscription in Greek of the basic Jewish prayer "Shema
Yisroel........'
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Re: surname TRIESCH in Triesch #austria-czech

Irene Newhouse
 

Yes, there is that conventional wisdom saying it
doesn't make sense to call yourself Berliner if you
live in Berlin, because a zillion other people do,
too, so it doesn't distinguish you.

HOWEVER the surname SCHLESINGER would seem to derive
from Schlesien, which is Silesia, a region now in
Poland >from which I have much ancestry. And guess
what? I have SCHLESINGERS >from Wroclaw, the capital of
Silesia, in my family tree, and it was so common a
surname there, that it's impeded my tracing that
branch of the family almost completely.

I have to say, the way our ancestors chose surnames
are a complete mystery to me, in spite of the ways in
which researchers have tried to make sense of the
process long, long after the fact.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: surname TRIESCH in Triesch #austria-czech

Irene Newhouse
 

Yes, there is that conventional wisdom saying it
doesn't make sense to call yourself Berliner if you
live in Berlin, because a zillion other people do,
too, so it doesn't distinguish you.

HOWEVER the surname SCHLESINGER would seem to derive
from Schlesien, which is Silesia, a region now in
Poland >from which I have much ancestry. And guess
what? I have SCHLESINGERS >from Wroclaw, the capital of
Silesia, in my family tree, and it was so common a
surname there, that it's impeded my tracing that
branch of the family almost completely.

I have to say, the way our ancestors chose surnames
are a complete mystery to me, in spite of the ways in
which researchers have tried to make sense of the
process long, long after the fact.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


[Austria-Czech] Interesting article re. Strakonice& Neighbors Who Disappeared project #austria-czech

Lisa Feder <lfeder@...>
 

An article appears in the online version of
CeskyRozhlas/Radio Praha about students in Strakonice,
and their ongoing research into the fate of their
former Jewish residents which may be of interest to
some SIG members.

The url is: http://www.radio.cz/en/article/101757

Please note: This is a wonderful project, and I have a
copy of the exhibit available for display by any
synagogue, school, or other institution- it is
provided free of charge. Anyone interested in hosting
the exhibit may contact me off list.

Lisa Feder,
Fox Lake, IL


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech [Austria-Czech] Interesting article re. Strakonice& Neighbors Who Disappeared project #austria-czech

Lisa Feder <lfeder@...>
 

An article appears in the online version of
CeskyRozhlas/Radio Praha about students in Strakonice,
and their ongoing research into the fate of their
former Jewish residents which may be of interest to
some SIG members.

The url is: http://www.radio.cz/en/article/101757

Please note: This is a wonderful project, and I have a
copy of the exhibit available for display by any
synagogue, school, or other institution- it is
provided free of charge. Anyone interested in hosting
the exhibit may contact me off list.

Lisa Feder,
Fox Lake, IL


Hugo Gold's book on Moravian Jewish communities #austria-czech

John Gould <johnmwgould@...>
 

Please can someone suggest where I might be able to consult a copy of
Hugo Gold's book in the London Area.

John Gould.
Researching the following families in Northern Moravia/Austrian Silesia:

LOW (with an umlaut) Friedek-Mistek, Friedland and Weisskirchen;
GLESINGER, Teschen,
LAZAR, Troppau


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Hugo Gold's book on Moravian Jewish communities #austria-czech

John Gould <johnmwgould@...>
 

Please can someone suggest where I might be able to consult a copy of
Hugo Gold's book in the London Area.

John Gould.
Researching the following families in Northern Moravia/Austrian Silesia:

LOW (with an umlaut) Friedek-Mistek, Friedland and Weisskirchen;
GLESINGER, Teschen,
LAZAR, Troppau


Re: Kindertransport - A Commemoration in Vienna #unitedkingdom

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Thank you Jakob Rosen for reminding me that this subject should also be of
interest to the jcr-uk readers. I had already alerted our Austria-Czech SIG.

The Kindertransport did not get underway until December 1938. The Quakers and
the Christian organisations had responsibility for the "non-Aryan Christians",
[what an unfortunate phrase!] and were allotted a third of the places. The rest
- ie the non-converted Jewish children - were selected by the Israelitische
Kultusgemeinde [IKG] Vienna.

It is a pity that many of you cannot read German because here is an article
about the commemoration which will take place at 11am at Westbahnhof, Vienna
this coming Friday 14 March 2008. There will be an unveiling of a bronze statue
in the main concourse for the Kindertransport that left Vienna for London from
this railway terminal via the Netherlands. The sculptress is Venezuelan-born
Flor Kent and the model for the child is Sam MORRIS, the great-grandson on one
of the original Kindertransport children:

http://www.bohmann.at/templates/index.cfm/id/23342/Die_Skulptur__Fuer_das_Kind

A seven-year old boy sits on a single suitcase, the only piece of luggage the
children were allowed to take with them. Some of the children were as young as
three years old and most never saw their parents again.

Sam will be there together with his great-grandmother Sara SCHREIBER. Other
dignitaries present will be representatives of the British Embassy and the
Jewish community of Vienna as well as Austrian officials.

At Liverpool Station there is already a statue commemorating these events:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertransport

Celia Male [U.K.]

MODERATOR NOTE: The kindertransport thread on JCR-UK is now closed. No more mails
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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom re: Kindertransport - A Commemoration in Vienna #unitedkingdom

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Thank you Jakob Rosen for reminding me that this subject should also be of
interest to the jcr-uk readers. I had already alerted our Austria-Czech SIG.

The Kindertransport did not get underway until December 1938. The Quakers and
the Christian organisations had responsibility for the "non-Aryan Christians",
[what an unfortunate phrase!] and were allotted a third of the places. The rest
- ie the non-converted Jewish children - were selected by the Israelitische
Kultusgemeinde [IKG] Vienna.

It is a pity that many of you cannot read German because here is an article
about the commemoration which will take place at 11am at Westbahnhof, Vienna
this coming Friday 14 March 2008. There will be an unveiling of a bronze statue
in the main concourse for the Kindertransport that left Vienna for London from
this railway terminal via the Netherlands. The sculptress is Venezuelan-born
Flor Kent and the model for the child is Sam MORRIS, the great-grandson on one
of the original Kindertransport children:

http://www.bohmann.at/templates/index.cfm/id/23342/Die_Skulptur__Fuer_das_Kind

A seven-year old boy sits on a single suitcase, the only piece of luggage the
children were allowed to take with them. Some of the children were as young as
three years old and most never saw their parents again.

Sam will be there together with his great-grandmother Sara SCHREIBER. Other
dignitaries present will be representatives of the British Embassy and the
Jewish community of Vienna as well as Austrian officials.

At Liverpool Station there is already a statue commemorating these events:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertransport

Celia Male [U.K.]

MODERATOR NOTE: The kindertransport thread on JCR-UK is now closed. No more mails
will be posted unless they directly concern the UK research in the subject.


Edward/ Ferdinand WALLERSTEIN in 1800s London #unitedkingdom

Claire Wallerstein <com@...>
 

Hello there

I would be fascinated to know if anyone has any information at all
relating to either my great grandfather Heinrich Ludwig (Henry Louis)
WALLERSTEIN (born Frankfrut 1849, came to London 1870, ran a newspaper in
the City called the Daily Bourse, died about 1933).

I'm also interested in Edward WALLERSTEIN and his family. Edward was born
1908 in Frankfurt, later lived in London, became British consul to Costa
Rica and a foremost coffee trander.

Also Ferdinand WALLERSTEIN, a German-born composer living in London in the
mid 1800s.

Any help very gratefullly received!

Best wishes,

Claire Wallerstein (Madrid, Spain).


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Edward/ Ferdinand WALLERSTEIN in 1800s London #unitedkingdom

Claire Wallerstein <com@...>
 

Hello there

I would be fascinated to know if anyone has any information at all
relating to either my great grandfather Heinrich Ludwig (Henry Louis)
WALLERSTEIN (born Frankfrut 1849, came to London 1870, ran a newspaper in
the City called the Daily Bourse, died about 1933).

I'm also interested in Edward WALLERSTEIN and his family. Edward was born
1908 in Frankfurt, later lived in London, became British consul to Costa
Rica and a foremost coffee trander.

Also Ferdinand WALLERSTEIN, a German-born composer living in London in the
mid 1800s.

Any help very gratefullly received!

Best wishes,

Claire Wallerstein (Madrid, Spain).


Malinskys/Molinskys of Lodz & Joan Rivers #poland

Richard Gilbert
 

Family legend has it (according to the Australian branch of the family) that
my Malinsky(i)/Molinsky(i) family (>from Lodz) is supposed to be related to
the comedian Joan Sander Rivers nee Molinsky. Her father was Meyer C.
Molinsky. I would love to find out one way or another whether there is
any truth to this legend.

One possible connection may be that Meyer was a descendant of my great
great great grandfather Zelig Malinsky(i)/Molinsky(i). I have tried
to find Meyer on the USA censuses for 1910, 1920 & 1930 and also his
immigration into the USA. If you think you can help, then I look forward
to hearing >from you.

Best wishes,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire
(GILBERT, GINSBURG, CHARNAS London, Minsk, Irkutsk - Lambert (London),
Lempert (Kletzk) - Morley (London) - MALINSKY(I)/MOLINSKY(I) (Lodz, London,
Melbourne & Sydney) - MALINS (Sydney) -WAND (London), VANDT/WAND (Plock),
LUSTIG (London, Sokal, Zolkiew, Lviv), Schreiber (London)

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JRI Poland #Poland Malinskys/Molinskys of Lodz & Joan Rivers #poland

Richard Gilbert
 

Family legend has it (according to the Australian branch of the family) that
my Malinsky(i)/Molinsky(i) family (>from Lodz) is supposed to be related to
the comedian Joan Sander Rivers nee Molinsky. Her father was Meyer C.
Molinsky. I would love to find out one way or another whether there is
any truth to this legend.

One possible connection may be that Meyer was a descendant of my great
great great grandfather Zelig Malinsky(i)/Molinsky(i). I have tried
to find Meyer on the USA censuses for 1910, 1920 & 1930 and also his
immigration into the USA. If you think you can help, then I look forward
to hearing >from you.

Best wishes,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire
(GILBERT, GINSBURG, CHARNAS London, Minsk, Irkutsk - Lambert (London),
Lempert (Kletzk) - Morley (London) - MALINSKY(I)/MOLINSKY(I) (Lodz, London,
Melbourne & Sydney) - MALINS (Sydney) -WAND (London), VANDT/WAND (Plock),
LUSTIG (London, Sokal, Zolkiew, Lviv), Schreiber (London)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
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