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Re: Databases from the Netherlands #general

news@...
 

On 5 Jul 2015 Amit Naor (amitna87@gmail.com) wrote:

I would like to conduct some research regarding a family which I have
reasons to believe originated in the Netherlands. Does anyone know of
any Netherland online database in which such search should be
commenced? I couldn't find any on JewishGen. Mind you, this
information is dated mostly to the 19th century, so no Holocaust
databases would be of use.

Thanks to the "Napoleon-effect" (I think) civil registration in the
Netherlands goes back to the early 19C and, thanks to the current
authorities, most of the entries were available through Genlias.

I find that Genlias has now been superseded by WieWasWie.nl

See http://www.traceyourdutchroots.com/roots/genlias.html
and
http://blog.traceyourdutchroots.com/2012/10/genlias-will-close-down-soon.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/pkasgq4 - MODERATOR]
for more information, in English, and
https://www.wiewaswie.nl/en/home for a link to a search page in
English.

I used Genlias a little. I found dealing with spelling of the early
19C was tricky. Using wildcards helped.

I also had difficulty with early Jewish families, and could not decide
whether the problem was my search parameters or the data held in
Genlias.

Note that in the early 19C it was not uncommon for people to use
patronymics rather than as well as in addition to surnames.

I've not tried wiewaswie.nl

Cecilia Nyleve


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Databases from the Netherlands #general

news@...
 

On 5 Jul 2015 Amit Naor (amitna87@gmail.com) wrote:

I would like to conduct some research regarding a family which I have
reasons to believe originated in the Netherlands. Does anyone know of
any Netherland online database in which such search should be
commenced? I couldn't find any on JewishGen. Mind you, this
information is dated mostly to the 19th century, so no Holocaust
databases would be of use.

Thanks to the "Napoleon-effect" (I think) civil registration in the
Netherlands goes back to the early 19C and, thanks to the current
authorities, most of the entries were available through Genlias.

I find that Genlias has now been superseded by WieWasWie.nl

See http://www.traceyourdutchroots.com/roots/genlias.html
and
http://blog.traceyourdutchroots.com/2012/10/genlias-will-close-down-soon.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/pkasgq4 - MODERATOR]
for more information, in English, and
https://www.wiewaswie.nl/en/home for a link to a search page in
English.

I used Genlias a little. I found dealing with spelling of the early
19C was tricky. Using wildcards helped.

I also had difficulty with early Jewish families, and could not decide
whether the problem was my search parameters or the data held in
Genlias.

Note that in the early 19C it was not uncommon for people to use
patronymics rather than as well as in addition to surnames.

I've not tried wiewaswie.nl

Cecilia Nyleve


HUREWITZ and ABRAMOWITZ - Novarodok connection #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am trying to confirm a family connection between the HUREWITZ
families and ABRAMOWITZ families who lived in Novarodok during the
19th cent.

As with many families, one branch of this HUREWITZ family came to
Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) during the latter part of the 19th cent. The
one I had met in the early 1960s was R' Shimon H. who was a shochet in
Petach Tikva. of his children are the POCHOVITCH family who I had met
many years ago but have since deceased. One of my relatives in Israel
who were close with POCHOVITCH family and also "knew" we were cousins
is the KATZIN family in Raanana.

Another branch of the family came to the Hartford, Ct. USA, one of
them being Rabbi Isaac Simcha H. who served as a Rabbi in Hartford
until his death around 1935. Some of his extended family include:
WAXMAN, BERMAN, RUDMAN, PRENZLAU. They may also be connected to a
HUREWITZ family who used to live in Far Rockaway, N.Y. I have been in
contact with some of these families but though they also were aware of
our supposed connection they didn't exactly know how.

Almost all written sources in our family, including my mother's
autobiography and interviews of the past with deceased aunts and
uncles talk about the two HUREWITZ branches as being our cousins, but
no one alive today, that I have talked, to seem to know exactly how.

I was told by one of the American HUREWITZs that he had seen many
years ago a printed family tree with our names on it but that he
doesn't remember where and when he saw it.

One additional fact that may be connected is that a deceased uncle
wrote that an ancestor of our ABRAMOWITZ family was the brother of the
Rabbi of Novarodok some 200+ years ago by the name of David (with no
family name mentioned anywhere) , who had written a book called "Galia
Mesechet" (or "Galia Mescechta").

I would appreciate it if someone >from the HUREWITZ family group could
post this message on their board.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HUREWITZ and ABRAMOWITZ - Novarodok connection #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am trying to confirm a family connection between the HUREWITZ
families and ABRAMOWITZ families who lived in Novarodok during the
19th cent.

As with many families, one branch of this HUREWITZ family came to
Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) during the latter part of the 19th cent. The
one I had met in the early 1960s was R' Shimon H. who was a shochet in
Petach Tikva. of his children are the POCHOVITCH family who I had met
many years ago but have since deceased. One of my relatives in Israel
who were close with POCHOVITCH family and also "knew" we were cousins
is the KATZIN family in Raanana.

Another branch of the family came to the Hartford, Ct. USA, one of
them being Rabbi Isaac Simcha H. who served as a Rabbi in Hartford
until his death around 1935. Some of his extended family include:
WAXMAN, BERMAN, RUDMAN, PRENZLAU. They may also be connected to a
HUREWITZ family who used to live in Far Rockaway, N.Y. I have been in
contact with some of these families but though they also were aware of
our supposed connection they didn't exactly know how.

Almost all written sources in our family, including my mother's
autobiography and interviews of the past with deceased aunts and
uncles talk about the two HUREWITZ branches as being our cousins, but
no one alive today, that I have talked, to seem to know exactly how.

I was told by one of the American HUREWITZs that he had seen many
years ago a printed family tree with our names on it but that he
doesn't remember where and when he saw it.

One additional fact that may be connected is that a deceased uncle
wrote that an ancestor of our ABRAMOWITZ family was the brother of the
Rabbi of Novarodok some 200+ years ago by the name of David (with no
family name mentioned anywhere) , who had written a book called "Galia
Mesechet" (or "Galia Mescechta").

I would appreciate it if someone >from the HUREWITZ family group could
post this message on their board.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Researching SHAMIS family from Verba, Ukraine #general

ldance@feigaschoice.com <ldance@...>
 

I am the producer/director of a documentary in progress called
Feiga's Choice. It is the first-ever documentary about the
pogroms with a particular focus on the Russian Civil War pogroms
of 1917-1920.

We are telling this story through the memoir of Feiga SHAMIS.
Feiga survived but then chose to send her two youngest children
to an orphanage in South Africa. These two were part of a group
known as the Ochberg Orphans. Isaac OCHBERG, a wealthy South
African philanthropist originally >from Uman, undertook a mission
in 1921 to rescue 200 pogrom orphans. We know a great deal about
Feiga through her memoir, but we are hoping to fill in some gaps.

Feiga was born in 1878 in Verba as Feiga Mirel MISLER. In 1895 at
the age of 17, she married Kalman SHAMIS >from Vishnevets. It is
unclear whether they lived for a time in Vishnevets, but they did
end up living in Verba when a relative left her house to Feiga and
Kalman. He was a civil servant. They had 12 children. Two went
to the U.S. We are working on getting more information about those
two. We know the youngest two went to South Africa. An infant
born in 1915 appears to have died sometime before 1919 as Feiga
says that the two who went to South Africa, Rosa and Mannes, were
the youngest then. A 16-year-old son died during a pogrom in
Shumsk in 1919.

We would like to find out what happened to those who remained. The
names of the other children that we do have are Jakov, Ichiel, Leika,
Vanka, and Janica or Yenta. We think Ichiel may be the 16-year-old
killed in the 1919 pogrom, though we cannot confirm that. We have
searched records in the Tcherkower Archive at YIVO, but there was no
documentation about this particular pogrom, which is not unusual.
We are also researching Holocaust records for any of these other
children. We know Kalman died of typhoid in Kiev in 1919 and that
Feiga moved to Palestine before WWII to join her daughter Tzilla.

We would love to connect with any descendants as well as anyone
who also may trace their roots to Verba in the early 1900s. Thanks.

LeeAnn Dance
Co-Producer/Director
Feiga's Choice
www.feigaschoice.com
www.facebook.com/feigaschoice


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching SHAMIS family from Verba, Ukraine #general

ldance@feigaschoice.com <ldance@...>
 

I am the producer/director of a documentary in progress called
Feiga's Choice. It is the first-ever documentary about the
pogroms with a particular focus on the Russian Civil War pogroms
of 1917-1920.

We are telling this story through the memoir of Feiga SHAMIS.
Feiga survived but then chose to send her two youngest children
to an orphanage in South Africa. These two were part of a group
known as the Ochberg Orphans. Isaac OCHBERG, a wealthy South
African philanthropist originally >from Uman, undertook a mission
in 1921 to rescue 200 pogrom orphans. We know a great deal about
Feiga through her memoir, but we are hoping to fill in some gaps.

Feiga was born in 1878 in Verba as Feiga Mirel MISLER. In 1895 at
the age of 17, she married Kalman SHAMIS >from Vishnevets. It is
unclear whether they lived for a time in Vishnevets, but they did
end up living in Verba when a relative left her house to Feiga and
Kalman. He was a civil servant. They had 12 children. Two went
to the U.S. We are working on getting more information about those
two. We know the youngest two went to South Africa. An infant
born in 1915 appears to have died sometime before 1919 as Feiga
says that the two who went to South Africa, Rosa and Mannes, were
the youngest then. A 16-year-old son died during a pogrom in
Shumsk in 1919.

We would like to find out what happened to those who remained. The
names of the other children that we do have are Jakov, Ichiel, Leika,
Vanka, and Janica or Yenta. We think Ichiel may be the 16-year-old
killed in the 1919 pogrom, though we cannot confirm that. We have
searched records in the Tcherkower Archive at YIVO, but there was no
documentation about this particular pogrom, which is not unusual.
We are also researching Holocaust records for any of these other
children. We know Kalman died of typhoid in Kiev in 1919 and that
Feiga moved to Palestine before WWII to join her daughter Tzilla.

We would love to connect with any descendants as well as anyone
who also may trace their roots to Verba in the early 1900s. Thanks.

LeeAnn Dance
Co-Producer/Director
Feiga's Choice
www.feigaschoice.com
www.facebook.com/feigaschoice


Two obscure surnames - VARYUKA and PIKEPRETZ #general

harry@...
 

I am researching two family surnames, so far with no success. They are
VARYUKA >from Georgia and subsequently Vilna and PIKEPRETZ >from Kishinev.

If anyone has heard of either surname, could they please contact me.

Thank you,

Harry Ullmann, Manchester, UK

MODERATOR: Please contact Harry directly with any family information.
Responses that include leads and/or tips about research techniques
or possible information sources are welcome here in the Discussion
Group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two obscure surnames - VARYUKA and PIKEPRETZ #general

harry@...
 

I am researching two family surnames, so far with no success. They are
VARYUKA >from Georgia and subsequently Vilna and PIKEPRETZ >from Kishinev.

If anyone has heard of either surname, could they please contact me.

Thank you,

Harry Ullmann, Manchester, UK

MODERATOR: Please contact Harry directly with any family information.
Responses that include leads and/or tips about research techniques
or possible information sources are welcome here in the Discussion
Group.


Escape from Vienna, role of Chinese Consul Feng Shan Ho #general

Shulamit
 

Chinese Consul Feng Shan Ho is another forgotten hero, who saved
thousands of Jewish lives in pre WWII Vienna.

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2015-05/15/content_20722914.htm
[or http://tinyurl.com/oyur9w6 - MODERATOR]

Shulamit Spain, Scotland

MODERATOR NOTE: The above-cited article references the following
surnames: GOLDSTAUB, ROSENBERG, LANG, ALFLEN, MARGALIT.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Escape from Vienna, role of Chinese Consul Feng Shan Ho #general

Shulamit
 

Chinese Consul Feng Shan Ho is another forgotten hero, who saved
thousands of Jewish lives in pre WWII Vienna.

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2015-05/15/content_20722914.htm
[or http://tinyurl.com/oyur9w6 - MODERATOR]

Shulamit Spain, Scotland

MODERATOR NOTE: The above-cited article references the following
surnames: GOLDSTAUB, ROSENBERG, LANG, ALFLEN, MARGALIT.


Re: Sir Nicholas Winton dies at age 106 #general

Shulamit
 

Sir Nicholas who died last week after a long and fulfilled life
had a Swiss helper, Bill Barazetti, who also was honoured as
righteous among the nations in 1993. See link to Barazetti's story

Barazetti FAMILY - The Righteous Among The Nations - Yad ...

http://db.yadvashem.org/righteous/family.html?language=en&itemId=4013808
[or http://tinyurl.com/q6en7c9 - MODERATOR]

Shulamit Spain, Scotland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Sir Nicholas Winton dies at age 106 #general

Shulamit
 

Sir Nicholas who died last week after a long and fulfilled life
had a Swiss helper, Bill Barazetti, who also was honoured as
righteous among the nations in 1993. See link to Barazetti's story

Barazetti FAMILY - The Righteous Among The Nations - Yad ...

http://db.yadvashem.org/righteous/family.html?language=en&itemId=4013808
[or http://tinyurl.com/q6en7c9 - MODERATOR]

Shulamit Spain, Scotland


ViewMate Translation Request - Russian #general

Avrum
 

I've posted a male given name written in Cyrillic script for which
I need a translation / interpretation. The name is that of the
father of the groom >from an 1885 Jewish marriage record >from
Poddebice, Poland [perhaps it was not spelled correctly].

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=41062

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Avrum Geller
New York, NY

MODERATOR: Possible family name associated with this image
is FISZLOWICZ.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request - Russian #general

Avrum
 

I've posted a male given name written in Cyrillic script for which
I need a translation / interpretation. The name is that of the
father of the groom >from an 1885 Jewish marriage record >from
Poddebice, Poland [perhaps it was not spelled correctly].

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=41062

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Avrum Geller
New York, NY

MODERATOR: Possible family name associated with this image
is FISZLOWICZ.


ViewMate translation request - Polish and Russian #general

Margalit Ashira Ir
 

Hi Friends,

I've posted a number of vital records in Polish and Russian for which I need
a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41060
- Russian. Reizal EDELMAN

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41059
- Polish. Birth of Sura Syma EDELMAN 1852

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41058
- Polish. Birth of Cypra Perla EDELMAN 1842

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41057
- Polish. Marriage of Szmuel EKSZTEJN 1842

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41056
- Russian. Birth of Krusa EKSZTEJN 1887

I want to thank all the translators for their assistance in the translations
of so many records now helps me form a more rounded picture of who my
ancestors are. I have a Chazzan, a butcher, a watchmaker, peddlers, matzah
bakers, money exchangers, an uncle who deserted the Russian army, a
grandfather who had 18 children and not the 15 we knew about. The IR and
EDELMAN family has a 300 year history in Biala Podlaska and was well known.
They were simple folks but very proud and that I got >from my parents, but
much of what professions there were in and the three decades of being Bialas
I could not have known without your absolute help. As I work on my multiple
Family Trees I could not help but create a personality for many of my
ancestors. There were real, not just a name and a birth, marriage or death
date on a genealogy tree. Many thanks.

And finally, I will be very remiss if I didn't give a shout out to my new
friend, David Price. You have plugged so many holes in my tree, gave it a
fullness I never expected and have been an enormous help in so many
different ways. May you all go >from strength to strength and continue this
wonderful work you do so that people like me can truly understand and honor
our ancestors.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

B'shalom,

Margalit Ashira Ir

Searching:
Biala Podlaska: EDELMAN, EKZSTEJN, IR
Warsaw: MAJERSDORF
Stanislow: JEKIEL, LANDMAN

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish and Russian #general

Margalit Ashira Ir
 

Hi Friends,

I've posted a number of vital records in Polish and Russian for which I need
a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41060
- Russian. Reizal EDELMAN

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41059
- Polish. Birth of Sura Syma EDELMAN 1852

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41058
- Polish. Birth of Cypra Perla EDELMAN 1842

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41057
- Polish. Marriage of Szmuel EKSZTEJN 1842

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41056
- Russian. Birth of Krusa EKSZTEJN 1887

I want to thank all the translators for their assistance in the translations
of so many records now helps me form a more rounded picture of who my
ancestors are. I have a Chazzan, a butcher, a watchmaker, peddlers, matzah
bakers, money exchangers, an uncle who deserted the Russian army, a
grandfather who had 18 children and not the 15 we knew about. The IR and
EDELMAN family has a 300 year history in Biala Podlaska and was well known.
They were simple folks but very proud and that I got >from my parents, but
much of what professions there were in and the three decades of being Bialas
I could not have known without your absolute help. As I work on my multiple
Family Trees I could not help but create a personality for many of my
ancestors. There were real, not just a name and a birth, marriage or death
date on a genealogy tree. Many thanks.

And finally, I will be very remiss if I didn't give a shout out to my new
friend, David Price. You have plugged so many holes in my tree, gave it a
fullness I never expected and have been an enormous help in so many
different ways. May you all go >from strength to strength and continue this
wonderful work you do so that people like me can truly understand and honor
our ancestors.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

B'shalom,

Margalit Ashira Ir

Searching:
Biala Podlaska: EDELMAN, EKZSTEJN, IR
Warsaw: MAJERSDORF
Stanislow: JEKIEL, LANDMAN

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www.GenTeam.eu - approximately 610,000 additional entries online #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

www.GenTeam.eu -  approximately 610,000 additional entries online

Vienna, July 5th, 2015

New at GenTeam:

1      New: Jewish Registers in the Burgenland, Austria
2      New: Index of motor vehicle owners in Austria
approximately 66,000 entries
3      Diocese Passau (Germany): 
        approximately 284,000 new entries
4      Vienna: index of Catholic Baptisms
approximately 97,000 new entries
5      Vienna: index of Catholic death records in Vienna
6      Register Indices >from Lower and Upper Austria, Burgenland, Bohemia
and Moravia
approximately 121,000 new entries.


Dear Researchers:

On my own account:

With today?s new online records, the 29,700 registered users have
immediately 12,3 million entries at their disposal. At this point, I would
like to thank all those individuals, who have in the last 5.5 years
furnished GenTeam with vital information, all those who work on long-term
projects, but also all those who have worked behind the scenes to ensure
that GenTeam functions properly and continues to expand.   

GenTeam is a European platform, through which historians and genealogists
who work independently or as a team on databases can furnish this data free
of charge to all researchers.  All data at GenTeam is available free of
charge. By the way, the use of GenTeam requires no membership fee. 

Other developments created parallel to GenTeam are the www.GenList.at, a
bilingual mailing list with more than 1,600 members as well as the
genealogical link collection found at www.GenLink.at.

Now to the new update

1     New: Jewish Registers in the Burgenland

This new database is the total compilation of the still existing Jewish
register Duplicates in the Burgenland >from 1832-1895. up to now the
following communities were reviewed: Eisenstadt, Frauenkirchen, Gattendorf,
Güssing, Kittsee, Kobersdorf  and  Mattersdorf (now Mattersburg). You will
find an exact breakdown of the time frame of the database under the Help
Function.


2     New: Index of Automobile owners in Austria in 1938
       approximately 66,000 entries

This new database was furnished by the Vienna Technical Museum and contains
approximately 66,000 owners of automobiles registered in Austria in 1938.
Included are about 2,800 owners of motor vehicles expropriated by the
National Socialists.


3     Diocese Passau, Germany:
        approximately 284.000 new entries

Of the approximate 2,72 million register entries of the Passau Diocese about
440.000 marriages and are complete, about 1,3 million are baptisms, and the
remainder are deaths. In this data base you will find parish, volume, page
number, surname, given name, date/year of event, not always profession, and
place of residence. You will find the parish registers of the dioceses
itself online at www.matricula-online.eu. A table of the parishes with
reviewed time frames and important tips you will find under
Help/information).

The archives of the Diocese of Passau and GenTeam really appreciate
transmission of all corrections, as well as all the new records.


4     Baptismal Index of Vienna between
1585 and 1900
approximately 97.000 new records, approximately 925.000 records already
online:

Baptismal records >from the following parishes ware added (number =
district):
01 Sankt Stephan, 01 Bürgerspital, 02 Sankt Leopold, 03 Rennweg, 03
Landstraße, 04 Sankt Karl Borromäus, 05 Sankt Josef Margarethen
(Margareten), 05 Sankt Florian (Matzleinsdorf), 07 Schottenfeld, 08
Gebäranstalt (birthing institute), 09 Votivkirche and 19 Grinzing.

You will find a table of all parishes with updated time frames under
Help/info at the database.


At this point I would like to express my heart-felt gratitude by Helga
Hörmann, Eva Korbl, Elisabeth Kultscher, Martha Melchart, Dr. Günter Oppitz,
Gerda Smodej, Jesko Stampa, Judith Starke, Walter Thurner, Mireille Trauner
as well as to all the individuals, who already work on additional indices
which will be put online in the near future.

I also want to invite you, to help with this index. Please, simply contact
me at kontakt@GenTeam.at



5     Index of Catholic Deaths in Vienna

Since the list of the deceased in the Viennese Newspaper "Wiener Zeitung"
contains vast gaps (even with consideration of Viennese historic borders) on
average 40% of the deceased are missing; therefore, we at GenTeam have begun
an index of the Catholic Burials.

The followint new records were added:
01 Am Hof, 01 Hofburg, 01 St. Peter. You will find an exact listing under
help/info at the database.

Further parish records are already in the works.

I would like to express my heart-felt appreciation to Monika Fischer.


6     Church records Indices >from Lower and Upper Austria, Burenland,
Bohemia and Moravia:

approximately 121.000 new entries >from Catholic registers have been added.
You will find the parishes with updated time frames under Help/info at the
database.


Lower Austria:
Grainbrunn, Kaumberg, Loich, Rabenstein an der Pielach, Sankt Georgen am
Steinfeld, Sankt Johann bei Heinrichschlag, Schönbach, Texing, Traunstein,
Unserfrau, Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Upper Austria:
Geinberg, Prambachkirchen

Burgenland:
Lockenhaus, Rattersdorf

Bohemia:
Reichenau/Rychnov nad Knezou

Moravia:
Hannsdorf/Hanusovice

At this point I would like to express many thanks to Klaudia Frühwirt,
Gottfried Füreder, Franziska Heidrich, Johann Hochstöger, Rudolf Hütthaler,
Elisabeth Kultscher, Marta Melchart, Franz Pögl, Johann Reisenhofer, Franz
Spevacek, Ursula Stiermayr, Christoph Tietz and Theodora Winkler!

We would be more than happy if you too would like to play a part with
GenTeam by creating a database or furnishing an already completed database.
However, should you only have questions, please, contact me anytime.

Sincerely yours,
Felix Gundacker

Pantzergasse 30/8
A-1190 WIEN
Tel = 0043 676 40 11 059
email: kontakt@GenTeam.at
www.AiOeU.eu

Connecting genealogists


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech www.GenTeam.eu - approximately 610,000 additional entries online #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

www.GenTeam.eu -  approximately 610,000 additional entries online

Vienna, July 5th, 2015

New at GenTeam:

1      New: Jewish Registers in the Burgenland, Austria
2      New: Index of motor vehicle owners in Austria
approximately 66,000 entries
3      Diocese Passau (Germany): 
        approximately 284,000 new entries
4      Vienna: index of Catholic Baptisms
approximately 97,000 new entries
5      Vienna: index of Catholic death records in Vienna
6      Register Indices >from Lower and Upper Austria, Burgenland, Bohemia
and Moravia
approximately 121,000 new entries.


Dear Researchers:

On my own account:

With today?s new online records, the 29,700 registered users have
immediately 12,3 million entries at their disposal. At this point, I would
like to thank all those individuals, who have in the last 5.5 years
furnished GenTeam with vital information, all those who work on long-term
projects, but also all those who have worked behind the scenes to ensure
that GenTeam functions properly and continues to expand.   

GenTeam is a European platform, through which historians and genealogists
who work independently or as a team on databases can furnish this data free
of charge to all researchers.  All data at GenTeam is available free of
charge. By the way, the use of GenTeam requires no membership fee. 

Other developments created parallel to GenTeam are the www.GenList.at, a
bilingual mailing list with more than 1,600 members as well as the
genealogical link collection found at www.GenLink.at.

Now to the new update

1     New: Jewish Registers in the Burgenland

This new database is the total compilation of the still existing Jewish
register Duplicates in the Burgenland >from 1832-1895. up to now the
following communities were reviewed: Eisenstadt, Frauenkirchen, Gattendorf,
Güssing, Kittsee, Kobersdorf  and  Mattersdorf (now Mattersburg). You will
find an exact breakdown of the time frame of the database under the Help
Function.


2     New: Index of Automobile owners in Austria in 1938
       approximately 66,000 entries

This new database was furnished by the Vienna Technical Museum and contains
approximately 66,000 owners of automobiles registered in Austria in 1938.
Included are about 2,800 owners of motor vehicles expropriated by the
National Socialists.


3     Diocese Passau, Germany:
        approximately 284.000 new entries

Of the approximate 2,72 million register entries of the Passau Diocese about
440.000 marriages and are complete, about 1,3 million are baptisms, and the
remainder are deaths. In this data base you will find parish, volume, page
number, surname, given name, date/year of event, not always profession, and
place of residence. You will find the parish registers of the dioceses
itself online at www.matricula-online.eu. A table of the parishes with
reviewed time frames and important tips you will find under
Help/information).

The archives of the Diocese of Passau and GenTeam really appreciate
transmission of all corrections, as well as all the new records.


4     Baptismal Index of Vienna between
1585 and 1900
approximately 97.000 new records, approximately 925.000 records already
online:

Baptismal records >from the following parishes ware added (number =
district):
01 Sankt Stephan, 01 Bürgerspital, 02 Sankt Leopold, 03 Rennweg, 03
Landstraße, 04 Sankt Karl Borromäus, 05 Sankt Josef Margarethen
(Margareten), 05 Sankt Florian (Matzleinsdorf), 07 Schottenfeld, 08
Gebäranstalt (birthing institute), 09 Votivkirche and 19 Grinzing.

You will find a table of all parishes with updated time frames under
Help/info at the database.


At this point I would like to express my heart-felt gratitude by Helga
Hörmann, Eva Korbl, Elisabeth Kultscher, Martha Melchart, Dr. Günter Oppitz,
Gerda Smodej, Jesko Stampa, Judith Starke, Walter Thurner, Mireille Trauner
as well as to all the individuals, who already work on additional indices
which will be put online in the near future.

I also want to invite you, to help with this index. Please, simply contact
me at kontakt@GenTeam.at



5     Index of Catholic Deaths in Vienna

Since the list of the deceased in the Viennese Newspaper "Wiener Zeitung"
contains vast gaps (even with consideration of Viennese historic borders) on
average 40% of the deceased are missing; therefore, we at GenTeam have begun
an index of the Catholic Burials.

The followint new records were added:
01 Am Hof, 01 Hofburg, 01 St. Peter. You will find an exact listing under
help/info at the database.

Further parish records are already in the works.

I would like to express my heart-felt appreciation to Monika Fischer.


6     Church records Indices >from Lower and Upper Austria, Burenland,
Bohemia and Moravia:

approximately 121.000 new entries >from Catholic registers have been added.
You will find the parishes with updated time frames under Help/info at the
database.


Lower Austria:
Grainbrunn, Kaumberg, Loich, Rabenstein an der Pielach, Sankt Georgen am
Steinfeld, Sankt Johann bei Heinrichschlag, Schönbach, Texing, Traunstein,
Unserfrau, Waidhofen an der Ybbs

Upper Austria:
Geinberg, Prambachkirchen

Burgenland:
Lockenhaus, Rattersdorf

Bohemia:
Reichenau/Rychnov nad Knezou

Moravia:
Hannsdorf/Hanusovice

At this point I would like to express many thanks to Klaudia Frühwirt,
Gottfried Füreder, Franziska Heidrich, Johann Hochstöger, Rudolf Hütthaler,
Elisabeth Kultscher, Marta Melchart, Franz Pögl, Johann Reisenhofer, Franz
Spevacek, Ursula Stiermayr, Christoph Tietz and Theodora Winkler!

We would be more than happy if you too would like to play a part with
GenTeam by creating a database or furnishing an already completed database.
However, should you only have questions, please, contact me anytime.

Sincerely yours,
Felix Gundacker

Pantzergasse 30/8
A-1190 WIEN
Tel = 0043 676 40 11 059
email: kontakt@GenTeam.at
www.AiOeU.eu

Connecting genealogists


Nicholas Winton Who Saved 669 Jewish Czech Children During WW ll Dies at Age 106 #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Last year the US news show 60 Minutes highlighted the life of Nicholas
Winton, the British citizen who saved 669 Jewish children from
Czechoslovakia at the eve of WW ll. Sir Winton died on July 1, 2015. He was
compared to Schindler and Wallenberg for his heroic efforts. It was in
December 1938 when he flew to Prague when at the request of a friend who was
helping refugees in the Sudentenland that had been annexed by Germany.
It was just after Great Britain began the Kindertransport which admitted
unaccompanied Jewish children up to age 17 if they had a host family, with
the offer of a 50 pounds warranty for an eventual return ticket. This
program, The Refugee Children's Movement sent representatives to
Germany and Austria, and 10,000 Jewish children were saved before the war began, but
nothing comparable was in Czechoslovakia, until Sir Winton created one.
The story did not came out until his wife found his long hidden scrapbook in
1988. Today, there are Winton's Children survivors in their 70s and 80s.
after the war these children either stayed in Great Britain or went
on to live in the USA, Israel, Australia the Czech Republic and elsewhere.
Sir Winton's parents were of German- Jewish origin with the original name of
Wertheim. The converted to Christianity. To read about his remarkable life
see:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/02/world/europe/nicholas-winton-is-dead-at-10
6-saved-children-from-the-holocaust.html

To watch the 60 Minutes episode go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dc0aoifNziKQ

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Yizkor Book Project, July 2015 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As you will see below, the Yizkor Book Project added in quite a few new
projects over the previous month. I would like point out two of these in
particular - the first, a book prepared by Melvyn Conroy on eugenics and how
it relates to the Holocaust - an amazing document and the second book, an
amazing document for different reasons, written by a Holocaust survivor,
Mordechai Lustig >from Novy Sacz, which has been translated and kindly
donated to our project by Bill Liebner.

June 2015, also saw the culmination of 15 years of dedicated work by Suzanne
Scheraga as the book she has coordinated over all those years - the Goniadz
Yizkor book "Our Hometown Goniondz" - has now been completely translated and
appears online. My congratulations go out to Suzanne for pressing on
regardless and seeing her goal achieved, bringing undoubted benefit to those
of you with roots in this community.

And on complete translations - we have kindly received the complete
translation >from Nathen Gabriel of the Ternivka, Ukraine Yizkor Book - "Our
town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a monument" - which is also now
completely online. With two additional books added to our "completed
projects" list, we now have well over 100 such projects online and,
hopefully, within the next few months a number of other projects will join
this group. Yes, the work goes on with volunteer and paid translators
continuing their important work every month, and through them, we meet our
goals.

Finally, for those attending the IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem, I wish you a
rewarding and enjoyable experience and for those who plan to be at the
Yizkor Book Birds of a Feather meeting on Thursday the 9th, I definitely
look forward to meeting up with you.

Now to facts and figures for July.

During this last month we have added in 7 new projects:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Bardejov remembered)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bardejov/Bardejov.html

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

- Bulgaria (Bulgarian Jewry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bulgaria/bulgaria.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah
Survivor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

- Wieruszow, Poland (Wieruszow; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wieruszow/Wieruszow.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bobrka, Ukraine (Boiberke Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobrka/bobrka.html

- Cakovec, Croatia (Holocaust scroll of the holy community of Cakovec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Cakovec/Cakovec.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Korets/Korets.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Oskar Schindler: Stepping Stone to Life
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/schindler/schindler.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Salaj (Region), Romania (Memorial Book of Salaj-Szilagy Jewry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/salaj/salaj.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Strzyzow, Poland (The book of Strzyzow and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Strzyzow/Strzyzow.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Ternivka, Ukraine (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a
monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com

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