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Re: Funfhaus #austria-czech

David & Diana Laufer
 

Elie,

One avenue for research is browsing through LDS microfilms of records at one of their Family History
Centres.

A quick glance at their on-line catalogue indicated these films contain Jewish records >from Funfhaus
and Sechshaus
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=196164&disp=Matrikel
&columns=*,0,0

1199111; 1199120 - 119922
Thoseare microfilms of the duplicate records sent to the civil authorities.

The following are more recent microfilms of the IKG Wien's own records.

1573856 - Funfhaus-Sechshaus Index of births, marriages and deaths 1852-1892

1575040 - Funfhaus-Sechshaus births 1868-1892; marriages 1852 - 1885

1840892 - Funfhaus-Sechshaus marriages July 1885 - 1922; deaths 1873 - 1892.

Regards

David Laufer
Sydney


Fw: Funfhaus #austria-czech

w.e.eckstein@...
 

Ellie Carson wrote:
I'm hoping someone can help me. Is there a way to research the records of
Sechshaus/Funfhaus and birth records of Moravian towns?
BMD records of Fuenfhaus/Sechshaus you 'll find at Vienna Jewisch records
office.
Bohemian and Moravian Jewish records you'll find at Czech State Archive in
Prague.

Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Vienna/AUSTRIA


Re: Suicides in 1938 #austria-czech

carolevogel1@...
 

Dear Traude,

Please add this name to your sad list of Jews who committed suicide in
Vienna in 1938: Siegfried SUSSMAN. According to his death record, the death
occurred on 30 Aug 1938 at 12:30 PM at the Allg. Krankenhaus in the 9th
District.. He was buried 2 Sep in 1938 in Zentralfriedhof IV Tor, group 20a,
row 4, grave 33.

Best,
Carole Garbuny Vogel
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA


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

David & Diana Laufer
 

Elie,

One avenue for research is browsing through LDS microfilms of records at one of their Family History
Centres.

A quick glance at their on-line catalogue indicated these films contain Jewish records >from Funfhaus
and Sechshaus
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=196164&disp=Matrikel
&columns=*,0,0

1199111; 1199120 - 119922
Thoseare microfilms of the duplicate records sent to the civil authorities.

The following are more recent microfilms of the IKG Wien's own records.

1573856 - Funfhaus-Sechshaus Index of births, marriages and deaths 1852-1892

1575040 - Funfhaus-Sechshaus births 1868-1892; marriages 1852 - 1885

1840892 - Funfhaus-Sechshaus marriages July 1885 - 1922; deaths 1873 - 1892.

Regards

David Laufer
Sydney


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Fw: Funfhaus #austria-czech

w.e.eckstein@...
 

Ellie Carson wrote:
I'm hoping someone can help me. Is there a way to research the records of
Sechshaus/Funfhaus and birth records of Moravian towns?
BMD records of Fuenfhaus/Sechshaus you 'll find at Vienna Jewisch records
office.
Bohemian and Moravian Jewish records you'll find at Czech State Archive in
Prague.

Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Vienna/AUSTRIA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: Suicides in 1938 #austria-czech

carolevogel1@...
 

Dear Traude,

Please add this name to your sad list of Jews who committed suicide in
Vienna in 1938: Siegfried SUSSMAN. According to his death record, the death
occurred on 30 Aug 1938 at 12:30 PM at the Allg. Krankenhaus in the 9th
District.. He was buried 2 Sep in 1938 in Zentralfriedhof IV Tor, group 20a,
row 4, grave 33.

Best,
Carole Garbuny Vogel
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA


Cherkov Hasidim - Boryslaw #galicia

David Scriven
 

Dear All,

I recently received the translation of a book in which it states
that my great-grandfather David Russ was a (the?) leader of the
Cherkov Hasidim in Boryslaw, ca 1900.

So, two questions - who were the Cherkov Hasidim (followers of a
particular Rabbi?; I've googled and found a R. David Moshe from
Cherkov). Second, would they have kept any records that might
have survived? - which could, perhaps, give me more insight into
the life of my great-grandfather.

David Scriven


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Cherkov Hasidim - Boryslaw #galicia

David Scriven
 

Dear All,

I recently received the translation of a book in which it states
that my great-grandfather David Russ was a (the?) leader of the
Cherkov Hasidim in Boryslaw, ca 1900.

So, two questions - who were the Cherkov Hasidim (followers of a
particular Rabbi?; I've googled and found a R. David Moshe from
Cherkov). Second, would they have kept any records that might
have survived? - which could, perhaps, give me more insight into
the life of my great-grandfather.

David Scriven


"A Commercial Directory of the Jews of the United Kingdom" #galicia

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

For those of you who had family in the United Kingdom and its
colonial possessions in 1894, please see my latest article on the
JewishGen Blog. It describes the 1894 "A Commercial Directory of
the Jews of the United Kingdom" and how this resource may be
utilized to the best advantage by researchers.

Please go to: http://www.jewishgen.blogspot.com

You should also look in this resource for your family names even
if you do not think you had relatives in the United Kingdom. You
may be surprised to find family branches in this compendium that
you did not know about. For instance, it especially has
rabbinical names as well as synagogue names, addresses and
officers.

In addition, there are many Galitzianers, particularly >from
Poland, who can be found in the directory. There is mention of
ethnic synagogues, i.e. the Polish Synagogue and its officers in
London. And, I mention some families who are >from Poland who
settled in Wales such as the Wartskis. My family, >from Drohobycz,
Ukraine, is found in the directory in Manchester, for instance.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "A Commercial Directory of the Jews of the United Kingdom" #galicia

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

For those of you who had family in the United Kingdom and its
colonial possessions in 1894, please see my latest article on the
JewishGen Blog. It describes the 1894 "A Commercial Directory of
the Jews of the United Kingdom" and how this resource may be
utilized to the best advantage by researchers.

Please go to: http://www.jewishgen.blogspot.com

You should also look in this resource for your family names even
if you do not think you had relatives in the United Kingdom. You
may be surprised to find family branches in this compendium that
you did not know about. For instance, it especially has
rabbinical names as well as synagogue names, addresses and
officers.

In addition, there are many Galitzianers, particularly >from
Poland, who can be found in the directory. There is mention of
ethnic synagogues, i.e. the Polish Synagogue and its officers in
London. And, I mention some families who are >from Poland who
settled in Wales such as the Wartskis. My family, >from Drohobycz,
Ukraine, is found in the directory in Manchester, for instance.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


HUSI, Romania ShtetLink contributors #romania

rennie and jack
 

Dear HUSI friends

I am now in the process of putting the Husi shtetLink site together
with the help of our technician, Greg Meyer. I am so grateful to the
following people for their photo contributions: Lea Gedalia, Rita
Margolis,
Linda Mormile, Nancy Kushner, Sara Scher, Bill Losner, Estabell
Gettis, and Ken Golden. Others--and there are many of you-----
Please SCAN IN YOUR PHOTOS WITH CAPTIONS OF SOME SORT.
Once more I ask you to RESPOND in some way.

I plan to start a page with just paragraphs of information
about families without old photos. You can write a few sentences
about your memories, or stories >from grandparents about
the "old country". It can be funny, sad, or a remembrance of
a particular person or event--- Anything you want to add.
DO IT TODAY.

The site looks good and though for now it is small,
in time it will grow.

I thank you all and would like to wish everyone a very
Sweet New Year. Shanah Tovah

Rennie M. Salz
Fair Haven, New Jersey
Researching: Marcovici, David, Losner, Herscovitz, Aronowitz,
Faibish, Feurestein, Wexler, Raiter,Yuster --
all >from Husi

,


Romania SIG #Romania HUSI, Romania ShtetLink contributors #romania

rennie and jack
 

Dear HUSI friends

I am now in the process of putting the Husi shtetLink site together
with the help of our technician, Greg Meyer. I am so grateful to the
following people for their photo contributions: Lea Gedalia, Rita
Margolis,
Linda Mormile, Nancy Kushner, Sara Scher, Bill Losner, Estabell
Gettis, and Ken Golden. Others--and there are many of you-----
Please SCAN IN YOUR PHOTOS WITH CAPTIONS OF SOME SORT.
Once more I ask you to RESPOND in some way.

I plan to start a page with just paragraphs of information
about families without old photos. You can write a few sentences
about your memories, or stories >from grandparents about
the "old country". It can be funny, sad, or a remembrance of
a particular person or event--- Anything you want to add.
DO IT TODAY.

The site looks good and though for now it is small,
in time it will grow.

I thank you all and would like to wish everyone a very
Sweet New Year. Shanah Tovah

Rennie M. Salz
Fair Haven, New Jersey
Researching: Marcovici, David, Losner, Herscovitz, Aronowitz,
Faibish, Feurestein, Wexler, Raiter,Yuster --
all >from Husi

,


Sefer Bris Avrum #rabbinic

Reuvenbleich@...
 

Shalom,

Rav Yosef Moshe, family name unknown, was rav in Zabarov and Zallazitz.
He was the author of a commentary on the Torah, "Bris Avrum, also "Beer
Mayim" on the Hagada.

His grandchildren,Ysochar Berush son of Rav Zev WOLF of Skalat and
Yisroel Arye Yehuda son of Rav Leibush SHAPIRA of Zalazitz published
"Bris Avrum" in Brody in 1875. It was reprinted in Jerusalem in 1931

Another grandson, Yosef Dov son of Rav Yaakov Maeir BLEICH-SEGAL died
in Vienna in 1893. My greatgrandfather, Chaim BLEICH, lived in Skalat
after arriving >from Russia. He died in 1905 in Tauste. Family members
lived in Khorostkov, Tarnapol and Vienna. My grandfather, Sholom
Shachne, Sam moved to the USA IN 1893. He died there in 1950.

I would appreciate any leads connecting my family and "Bris Avrum".

Truly yours.
Reuven Bleich


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Sefer Bris Avrum #rabbinic

Reuvenbleich@...
 

Shalom,

Rav Yosef Moshe, family name unknown, was rav in Zabarov and Zallazitz.
He was the author of a commentary on the Torah, "Bris Avrum, also "Beer
Mayim" on the Hagada.

His grandchildren,Ysochar Berush son of Rav Zev WOLF of Skalat and
Yisroel Arye Yehuda son of Rav Leibush SHAPIRA of Zalazitz published
"Bris Avrum" in Brody in 1875. It was reprinted in Jerusalem in 1931

Another grandson, Yosef Dov son of Rav Yaakov Maeir BLEICH-SEGAL died
in Vienna in 1893. My greatgrandfather, Chaim BLEICH, lived in Skalat
after arriving >from Russia. He died in 1905 in Tauste. Family members
lived in Khorostkov, Tarnapol and Vienna. My grandfather, Sholom
Shachne, Sam moved to the USA IN 1893. He died there in 1950.

I would appreciate any leads connecting my family and "Bris Avrum".

Truly yours.
Reuven Bleich


Re: Obtaining Moldova birth certificate #romania

elb@...
 

Hello everybody.
I wish to thank all you very much for your quick and extensive answer to
my previous mail (I have received eleven mails to my private email
address and I have answered each one apart).
I wish to say something else: Four of you (over eleven) have opined
above Alla Chastina (whom I had mentioned previously) and all opinions
were good, so I wish to apologize and keep Chastina's reputation clean.
Perhaps (as some of you had said), "If the researcher did not send you
what you need, it means there is no such record" and "I would suspect
that what you received >from Alla is the best she could find!"
Warmest regards to all you, people!
Eduardo Balbachan


Romania SIG #Romania RE: Obtaining Moldova birth certificate #romania

elb@...
 

Hello everybody.
I wish to thank all you very much for your quick and extensive answer to
my previous mail (I have received eleven mails to my private email
address and I have answered each one apart).
I wish to say something else: Four of you (over eleven) have opined
above Alla Chastina (whom I had mentioned previously) and all opinions
were good, so I wish to apologize and keep Chastina's reputation clean.
Perhaps (as some of you had said), "If the researcher did not send you
what you need, it means there is no such record" and "I would suspect
that what you received >from Alla is the best she could find!"
Warmest regards to all you, people!
Eduardo Balbachan


Turkish Ashkenazi family? #general

Jules Levin
 

At 02:50 AM 9/13/2009, you wrote:

The explanation I offered of Oriental-appearing facial features on some of
our relatives cited the Mongol presence in much of Eastern Europe in the
late 13th century. Their rape of women during these conquests may be why
some of our relatives have such features. Belarus, Poland and Lithuania and
Galicia (the earliest know Jewish community in Lviv was in 1280) did not
escape the Mongol invasion. Although Jews did not exist there in large
numbers, we as genealogists know that for every one ancestor that
far back in
history, hundreds if not thousands of descendents with her genes may be
produced.
You don't have to be a genealogist to know this, and it is probably
more likely that the average rape victim has zero descendents.
But the main problem with the "mongol rape" theory is that it ignores
all other possible sources of "asian" features in any Eastern European
population. (The Asian fold is not rare among echt German and Slavic
populations as well). I can think of at least five without checking
with Wikipedia:
1. The Karaites of NE Europe, of Turkic origin and a Judaic faith,
brought to Lithuania >from the Black Sea area by a Lithuanian prince.
2. The large substrate of Finnic peoples in NE Europe: the
surviving Finnish, Estonian, and Livonian (in Latvia) peoples have mostly
been genetically Europeanized, but the band of Finnic tribes across Northern
Asia as far as the Pacific still show the Asiatic features that they
brought to Europe. The magyar ancestors of the Hungarians also brought
asian features to Europe.
3. I have read (and seen at least one photograph) that in the 19th
Century mustered out Jewish Cantonists in Asian parts of
Russia could marry local women and bring them back to their home
villages. Since the women were animist or Moslem they could be
converted to Judaism (presumably it would have been more difficult to
convert Russian Orthodox women).
4. The Russian (and later Soviet) army had units of soldiers (not to
mention Cossaks) >from Asian regions who at one time or another made
it as far as Paris. No Mongols are necessary for military rape rampages.
5. How common is/was the epicanthic fold in the "original"
Indo-European and Semitic populations of Europe and the middle
East? I assume there must have existed some genetic potential for
this feature in order for it to be selected for and spread among the
Asian population. I suspect that if you could have surveyed the
Jewish population of Judea before the great expulsions you would have
found individuals with this feature, without benefit of mongol rape.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Turkish Ashkenazi family? #general

Jules Levin
 

At 02:50 AM 9/13/2009, you wrote:

The explanation I offered of Oriental-appearing facial features on some of
our relatives cited the Mongol presence in much of Eastern Europe in the
late 13th century. Their rape of women during these conquests may be why
some of our relatives have such features. Belarus, Poland and Lithuania and
Galicia (the earliest know Jewish community in Lviv was in 1280) did not
escape the Mongol invasion. Although Jews did not exist there in large
numbers, we as genealogists know that for every one ancestor that
far back in
history, hundreds if not thousands of descendents with her genes may be
produced.
You don't have to be a genealogist to know this, and it is probably
more likely that the average rape victim has zero descendents.
But the main problem with the "mongol rape" theory is that it ignores
all other possible sources of "asian" features in any Eastern European
population. (The Asian fold is not rare among echt German and Slavic
populations as well). I can think of at least five without checking
with Wikipedia:
1. The Karaites of NE Europe, of Turkic origin and a Judaic faith,
brought to Lithuania >from the Black Sea area by a Lithuanian prince.
2. The large substrate of Finnic peoples in NE Europe: the
surviving Finnish, Estonian, and Livonian (in Latvia) peoples have mostly
been genetically Europeanized, but the band of Finnic tribes across Northern
Asia as far as the Pacific still show the Asiatic features that they
brought to Europe. The magyar ancestors of the Hungarians also brought
asian features to Europe.
3. I have read (and seen at least one photograph) that in the 19th
Century mustered out Jewish Cantonists in Asian parts of
Russia could marry local women and bring them back to their home
villages. Since the women were animist or Moslem they could be
converted to Judaism (presumably it would have been more difficult to
convert Russian Orthodox women).
4. The Russian (and later Soviet) army had units of soldiers (not to
mention Cossaks) >from Asian regions who at one time or another made
it as far as Paris. No Mongols are necessary for military rape rampages.
5. How common is/was the epicanthic fold in the "original"
Indo-European and Semitic populations of Europe and the middle
East? I assume there must have existed some genetic potential for
this feature in order for it to be selected for and spread among the
Asian population. I suspect that if you could have surveyed the
Jewish population of Judea before the great expulsions you would have
found individuals with this feature, without benefit of mongol rape.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles


How to locate someone in Israel? #general

Micah Salb
 

I have a distant family member in Meah Shearim, Jerusalem. I have her
name and address --- that is, her address where she lived in 1988! I do
not even know how we are related, but I want to get in touch with her
and add her to my family tree.

Does anyone have any ideas? I have tried Steve Morse's English
Front-End for Bezeq's Israeli Phone Directory, unsuccessfully.

Thanks.

Micah Salb


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to locate someone in Israel? #general

Micah Salb
 

I have a distant family member in Meah Shearim, Jerusalem. I have her
name and address --- that is, her address where she lived in 1988! I do
not even know how we are related, but I want to get in touch with her
and add her to my family tree.

Does anyone have any ideas? I have tried Steve Morse's English
Front-End for Bezeq's Israeli Phone Directory, unsuccessfully.

Thanks.

Micah Salb