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researching PASTOR #general

krzysztof pastor <pastor@...>
 

I am researching the family name PASTOR and I am looking for the family
of my father Jan (Erik) Pastor. His father Arnold had as my father
remembers five siblings. One of them Pesia (my father doesn't remember
her husband's name) emigrated to Argentina with her two sons Gienek and
Moniek.

My father, his mother Elzbieta (Ela)and his sister Stanislawa survived
World War II in Lvov (now Ukraine) but they lost contact with their
family. My father and his sister they are still living in Poland.

Best regards

Krzysztof Pastor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen researching PASTOR #general

krzysztof pastor <pastor@...>
 

I am researching the family name PASTOR and I am looking for the family
of my father Jan (Erik) Pastor. His father Arnold had as my father
remembers five siblings. One of them Pesia (my father doesn't remember
her husband's name) emigrated to Argentina with her two sons Gienek and
Moniek.

My father, his mother Elzbieta (Ela)and his sister Stanislawa survived
World War II in Lvov (now Ukraine) but they lost contact with their
family. My father and his sister they are still living in Poland.

Best regards

Krzysztof Pastor


Burial society in Queens County, New York #general

phylboz@...
 

My grandparents are buried in Mt. Judah Cemetary, Queens County, NYC, within
a burial society called "Congregation House of Abraham...Chevra Ahawas Achim
Ansha Brownsville" The society would have been active around 1930 and/or
later. Has anyone completed any research regarding this society >from
Brooklyn, New York

Secondly, my grandmother's tombstone indicates that she is the daughter of
'lamed yud mem nun' My assumption is that this transliteration was the name
of her father. If so, what was his name.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Phyllis Bosworth
New York, NY (USA)
phylboz@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Burial society in Queens County, New York #general

phylboz@...
 

My grandparents are buried in Mt. Judah Cemetary, Queens County, NYC, within
a burial society called "Congregation House of Abraham...Chevra Ahawas Achim
Ansha Brownsville" The society would have been active around 1930 and/or
later. Has anyone completed any research regarding this society >from
Brooklyn, New York

Secondly, my grandmother's tombstone indicates that she is the daughter of
'lamed yud mem nun' My assumption is that this transliteration was the name
of her father. If so, what was his name.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Phyllis Bosworth
New York, NY (USA)
phylboz@...


Re: 2006 IAJGS Conference and Hotels #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

If you cannot afford to attend at the Marriott, you will have to find
alternative accommodations. However, if you can possibly swing it
financially, keep in mind that the money you pay to stay at the Marriott
will yield you distinct benefits. In light of the advantages of eliminating
travel time and of networking, that extra money will not be wasted. I have
attended conferences both staying at the conference hotel, and staying
elsewhere. Take it >from me, the hotel is better; you will get much more
from the conference that way.
Joan

Joan Rosen
Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia
jgrosen@...

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: 2006 IAJGS Conference and Hotels #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

If you cannot afford to attend at the Marriott, you will have to find
alternative accommodations. However, if you can possibly swing it
financially, keep in mind that the money you pay to stay at the Marriott
will yield you distinct benefits. In light of the advantages of eliminating
travel time and of networking, that extra money will not be wasted. I have
attended conferences both staying at the conference hotel, and staying
elsewhere. Take it >from me, the hotel is better; you will get much more
from the conference that way.
Joan

Joan Rosen
Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia
jgrosen@...

MODERATOR NOTE: As in previous years, JewishGen is setting up a separate
List for discussion of next year's IAJGS Conference. Normally, the Conference
list is not set up until around the start of the calendar year of the
Conference, but recent discussions have shown us the need to establish
the Conference list sooner. Watch for an announcement of the NYC2006
list in the next few days. At that time you are invited to submit
your message to the NYC2006 list.


Belarus programs at NY 2006 #belarus

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Dear Belarus SIG,

Now is the time for all SIG members to begin
thinking about submitting Belarus presentations
for the NY 2006 conference.
There will be appropriate programming only if SIG
members and others submit proposals. Please see
the message below >from NY 2006 program chair
Gloria Berkenstat Freund.

Note Gloria's statement that the program
committee is leaning towards presentations not
offered previously. Proposals should provide
specific research methodology and specific
information for researchers so they can replicate
the presenter's success in finding information.

Also, I have already tried the online submittal
process. It is exceedingly user-friendly and very
simple to work with.

I'm sure we are all looking forward to a good
variety of Belarus programs in 2006.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@...

TALALAY (Mogilev, Vorotinschtina, BEL; St.
Petersburg, Moscow, Voronezh, RUS; Novgorod
Severskiy, Chernigov, UKR; and worldwide).
Variants: TOLLIN, TALLIN, TALL, TOLL, TAYLOR, and
even FEINSTEIN (in Philadelphia, PA).

-------------

Subject: 2006 IAJGS Conference - Call for Papers
From: "Gloria Berkenstat Freund"
<gloria@...>

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host
society for the 2006 International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies? annual conference
to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New
York City >from August 13-18.

We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers.
Submissions should be made at the Conference
website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm

All abstract submissions must be submitted via
our on-line abstract module process. E-mail
submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State
research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be
heavily weighted toward presentations not given
at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include
specific information for researchers to replicate
the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes,
with the last 15 minutes reserved for questions
and answers.

Proposal Deadline =AD December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February
1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1,
2006, is required for each presentation and will
be included in the syllabus distributed to
all conference registrants. Further details of
the handout material requirements will be
provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus programs at NY 2006 #belarus

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Dear Belarus SIG,

Now is the time for all SIG members to begin
thinking about submitting Belarus presentations
for the NY 2006 conference.
There will be appropriate programming only if SIG
members and others submit proposals. Please see
the message below >from NY 2006 program chair
Gloria Berkenstat Freund.

Note Gloria's statement that the program
committee is leaning towards presentations not
offered previously. Proposals should provide
specific research methodology and specific
information for researchers so they can replicate
the presenter's success in finding information.

Also, I have already tried the online submittal
process. It is exceedingly user-friendly and very
simple to work with.

I'm sure we are all looking forward to a good
variety of Belarus programs in 2006.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@...

TALALAY (Mogilev, Vorotinschtina, BEL; St.
Petersburg, Moscow, Voronezh, RUS; Novgorod
Severskiy, Chernigov, UKR; and worldwide).
Variants: TOLLIN, TALLIN, TALL, TOLL, TAYLOR, and
even FEINSTEIN (in Philadelphia, PA).

-------------

Subject: 2006 IAJGS Conference - Call for Papers
From: "Gloria Berkenstat Freund"
<gloria@...>

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host
society for the 2006 International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies? annual conference
to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New
York City >from August 13-18.

We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers.
Submissions should be made at the Conference
website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm

All abstract submissions must be submitted via
our on-line abstract module process. E-mail
submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State
research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be
heavily weighted toward presentations not given
at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include
specific information for researchers to replicate
the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes,
with the last 15 minutes reserved for questions
and answers.

Proposal Deadline =AD December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February
1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1,
2006, is required for each presentation and will
be included in the syllabus distributed to
all conference registrants. Further details of
the handout material requirements will be
provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@...


Beth Olom Cemetery - Brooklyn #general

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

Hi all;

Does anyone know how I can get in touch with the Beth Olom Cemetery office
in Brooklyn?

The phone number given by NYJGS (718-277-xxxx) is no longer valid and is now
the number of a very angry woman. I tried the three synagogues that jointly
own Beth Olom and two of them gave me the above phone number, indicating
they are unaware that their own cemetery's office number is no longer valid.
One of the synagogues has an impenetrable phone system that assures that you
will never reach an actual living, breathing person, and suggests you send
inquiries to their email address. I did so twice, over ten days, and have
never received a response.

I am trying to help one of our brethren >from Israel locate his GGF's grave,
but have been stymied.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Sam

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@...

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beth Olom Cemetery - Brooklyn #general

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

Hi all;

Does anyone know how I can get in touch with the Beth Olom Cemetery office
in Brooklyn?

The phone number given by NYJGS (718-277-xxxx) is no longer valid and is now
the number of a very angry woman. I tried the three synagogues that jointly
own Beth Olom and two of them gave me the above phone number, indicating
they are unaware that their own cemetery's office number is no longer valid.
One of the synagogues has an impenetrable phone system that assures that you
will never reach an actual living, breathing person, and suggests you send
inquiries to their email address. I did so twice, over ten days, and have
never received a response.

I am trying to help one of our brethren >from Israel locate his GGF's grave,
but have been stymied.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Sam

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@...

MODERATOR NOTE: the full phone number has been edited in
accordance with JewishGen privacy policies


Freehold NJ #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Seeking contact with a resident of Freehold NJ to assist with
locating an individual there.
Please reply privately to undersigned.

Bernard Kouchel
koosh@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Freehold NJ #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Seeking contact with a resident of Freehold NJ to assist with
locating an individual there.
Please reply privately to undersigned.

Bernard Kouchel
koosh@...


Re: Handwriting problem #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 00:57:05 UTC, IsraelP@... (Israel P)
opined:

I have two handwriting questions >from E Galician birth records. They can
be seen at http://www.pikholz.org/Handwriting.html

One is fairly straight-forward. The other involves a person known on
Pages of Testimony as Shaul, but whose birth record seems to say "Sanel."

I would be pleased to get some enlightened opinions.

Israel Pickholtz

Israel...

Of the two exemplars, the last one seems to me to be too illegible to
decode with any confidence. The first seems relatively clear. I read
it as SAU(e)L, where I mean the (e) to represent what may or may not
be an "e". To me, the third letter is definitely "u", not "n". I think
the PoT reflects his name at birth.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Handwriting problem #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 00:57:05 UTC, IsraelP@... (Israel P)
opined:

I have two handwriting questions >from E Galician birth records. They can
be seen at http://www.pikholz.org/Handwriting.html

One is fairly straight-forward. The other involves a person known on
Pages of Testimony as Shaul, but whose birth record seems to say "Sanel."

I would be pleased to get some enlightened opinions.

Israel Pickholtz

Israel...

Of the two exemplars, the last one seems to me to be too illegible to
decode with any confidence. The first seems relatively clear. I read
it as SAU(e)L, where I mean the (e) to represent what may or may not
be an "e". To me, the third letter is definitely "u", not "n". I think
the PoT reflects his name at birth.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


Descendants of the "Smichat Chachamim"-Rabbi Naftali KATZ #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

As I've posted before but I'll try again:

We have a family tree (tradition) that we stem >from the MAHARA'L and the
MAHARSHA"L down through the author of the "Smichat Chachamim" Rabbi Naftali
KATZ.

Recorded (at least what I've found) descendants further down are recorded to
the father and son Rabbis of Kremenetz, Arieh Leib son of Shmuel.

Below them the only comparable tree I've seen was that of the PAPIRNE family
in Jerusalem, I believe who were Karlin Chasidim.

According to one of my greatuncles the original family name, at least as far
back as my ggggrandfather was ROSENBAUM.

Several genners with ancestors ROSENBAUM have contacted me in the past but
I've not been able to see any necessary connection. So my question is: Is
there anyone on this list who is connected to the PAPIRNE family and if so,
do they know of a ROSENBAUM family connection?

Shabbat Shalom (or shavua tov as the case may be).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

p.s. We will be away for a few days so we may not return any replies till
the end of next week.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of the "Smichat Chachamim"-Rabbi Naftali KATZ #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

As I've posted before but I'll try again:

We have a family tree (tradition) that we stem >from the MAHARA'L and the
MAHARSHA"L down through the author of the "Smichat Chachamim" Rabbi Naftali
KATZ.

Recorded (at least what I've found) descendants further down are recorded to
the father and son Rabbis of Kremenetz, Arieh Leib son of Shmuel.

Below them the only comparable tree I've seen was that of the PAPIRNE family
in Jerusalem, I believe who were Karlin Chasidim.

According to one of my greatuncles the original family name, at least as far
back as my ggggrandfather was ROSENBAUM.

Several genners with ancestors ROSENBAUM have contacted me in the past but
I've not been able to see any necessary connection. So my question is: Is
there anyone on this list who is connected to the PAPIRNE family and if so,
do they know of a ROSENBAUM family connection?

Shabbat Shalom (or shavua tov as the case may be).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

p.s. We will be away for a few days so we may not return any replies till
the end of next week.


Waldheim tour (Chicago) #general

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

Just about everybody buried in the Portuguese section
at Waldheim appears on my family tree. If anybody is
related to anybody buried in this section, I would be
happy to hear >from them.

Sam Wolff

Subject: Waldheim tour (Chicago)
From: "steven weiss" <szome@...>

The Bernard Horwich and Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community
Centers of Chicago and Skokie are sponsoring a fee
based bus trip to Waldheim Cemetery on Thursday,
September 29.

Steven Weiss


Sam WOLFF, Jerusalem (formerly Chicago)

researching HARAVON and AMADO, Craiova; WOLFF, Braila;
LIGIER, Bulgaria; SACHS, Prussia/Baltimore; SCHWEITZER,
Russia/Chicago; FEIBEL, Germany; GOROVOY, Belarus/Chicago;
BASKIN, Pinsk/Chicago; ROJESKY, Ukraine/Minneapolis; GORDON,
Russia/Minnesota; KOSSOWER/KASSOWER/KAUFMAN and BERLEWI, Nowy Dwor,
Poland/Chicago and TUCHTEN, Bucharest/Chicago.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Waldheim tour (Chicago) #general

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

Just about everybody buried in the Portuguese section
at Waldheim appears on my family tree. If anybody is
related to anybody buried in this section, I would be
happy to hear >from them.

Sam Wolff

Subject: Waldheim tour (Chicago)
From: "steven weiss" <szome@...>

The Bernard Horwich and Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community
Centers of Chicago and Skokie are sponsoring a fee
based bus trip to Waldheim Cemetery on Thursday,
September 29.

Steven Weiss


Sam WOLFF, Jerusalem (formerly Chicago)

researching HARAVON and AMADO, Craiova; WOLFF, Braila;
LIGIER, Bulgaria; SACHS, Prussia/Baltimore; SCHWEITZER,
Russia/Chicago; FEIBEL, Germany; GOROVOY, Belarus/Chicago;
BASKIN, Pinsk/Chicago; ROJESKY, Ukraine/Minneapolis; GORDON,
Russia/Minnesota; KOSSOWER/KASSOWER/KAUFMAN and BERLEWI, Nowy Dwor,
Poland/Chicago and TUCHTEN, Bucharest/Chicago.


Name Changes in Schwartz Kostelletz, Kaurimer Kreis - 1793 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

With reference to my posting yesterday on name changes in Hohenems,
Voralberg - Paul King wrote to me [I have his permission to quote]: "In a
number of Rhineland and other German states, there are lists of the official
change of name of Jewish residents for this or that Kreis, usually presenting
the name and patronym followed by the new given name and surname. These
documents date >from abt. 1809. The same procedure was dictated by Joseph II
around 1783, but I don't see lists of the type we see in the German states.
What is the story in the Habsburg Empire?"

One can sometimes find lists of name changes and they appear in various
archives and written accounts. You find them in some chapters of Hugo Gold's
books on the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia, for example.

I have picked out the name changes >from the 1793 census of Bohemia for the
Herrschaft Schwartz Kostelletz [Kostelec nad Cernymi Lesy], Kaurimer Kreis
where the census-taker appeared to register nearly all the old names near
the new. This was very exceptional and I have yet to come across another
example in the census. The ages are also given, which is also very unusual.
The reverse may be more likely, namely that in this case, the census taker
arrived with a list of old names on a tax register, or similar document and
just updated the old names by entering the new ones:

New family names in capitals - old name in brackets - ages given.

Philip BERGMANN 30 {Herschel}
Herman FELDMANN 46 {Herschl}
Neptall FELDMANN 43 {Herschell}
Jacob FELDSTEIN 54 {Lobl Bernard}
Salomon GERMAN 50 {Salomon Lebl}
Gabriel GIESTER 51 {Kersehell - could this also be a
mistranscription for Herschell?}
Isak KOHN 42 {KATZ}
Israel KRAUS 50 {Israel SCHWARTZ}
Jakob KRAUSZ 31 {Jacob Bernard}
Philip KRAUS 51 {Feischl Kraus}
Salomon LEW 53 {Salomon Lobl}
Rubin MERIL 51 {Lewa}
Elias RAIS {Mich Elias}
Bernard STERN 51 {Bernard Israel}
Samuel STERN 46 {Schmaule}

Heinrich WEIGER {Enoch Gutmann}
Anna WOLFIN {Ann Liebsch}
Marcus KAUFMANN 34 {Petschetzky}
Adam FUCHS 45 {Jab Herschl}


The number of Herschls {and variants} and Bernard should be of interest
to our SIG members Dave Bernard and Hans Weigl. Hans knows that the family
name was originally HIRSCHL and has never been able to satisfy himself as
to why the family changed their name to WEIGL. I suspect one of the reasons
was that HIRSCHL/HERSCHL etc was a name which the authorities deemed to be
too "Jewish" and requested it should be changed to conform to the Edict and
also to avoid confusion. As to why they chose the name WEIGL; well there I
can think of a number of possible reasons but there is no proof for any of
these hypotheses. Above we see the families chose BERGMANN, FELDMAN and FUCHS
- so why not WEIGL?

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Name Changes in Schwartz Kostelletz, Kaurimer Kreis - 1793 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

With reference to my posting yesterday on name changes in Hohenems,
Voralberg - Paul King wrote to me [I have his permission to quote]: "In a
number of Rhineland and other German states, there are lists of the official
change of name of Jewish residents for this or that Kreis, usually presenting
the name and patronym followed by the new given name and surname. These
documents date >from abt. 1809. The same procedure was dictated by Joseph II
around 1783, but I don't see lists of the type we see in the German states.
What is the story in the Habsburg Empire?"

One can sometimes find lists of name changes and they appear in various
archives and written accounts. You find them in some chapters of Hugo Gold's
books on the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia, for example.

I have picked out the name changes >from the 1793 census of Bohemia for the
Herrschaft Schwartz Kostelletz [Kostelec nad Cernymi Lesy], Kaurimer Kreis
where the census-taker appeared to register nearly all the old names near
the new. This was very exceptional and I have yet to come across another
example in the census. The ages are also given, which is also very unusual.
The reverse may be more likely, namely that in this case, the census taker
arrived with a list of old names on a tax register, or similar document and
just updated the old names by entering the new ones:

New family names in capitals - old name in brackets - ages given.

Philip BERGMANN 30 {Herschel}
Herman FELDMANN 46 {Herschl}
Neptall FELDMANN 43 {Herschell}
Jacob FELDSTEIN 54 {Lobl Bernard}
Salomon GERMAN 50 {Salomon Lebl}
Gabriel GIESTER 51 {Kersehell - could this also be a
mistranscription for Herschell?}
Isak KOHN 42 {KATZ}
Israel KRAUS 50 {Israel SCHWARTZ}
Jakob KRAUSZ 31 {Jacob Bernard}
Philip KRAUS 51 {Feischl Kraus}
Salomon LEW 53 {Salomon Lobl}
Rubin MERIL 51 {Lewa}
Elias RAIS {Mich Elias}
Bernard STERN 51 {Bernard Israel}
Samuel STERN 46 {Schmaule}

Heinrich WEIGER {Enoch Gutmann}
Anna WOLFIN {Ann Liebsch}
Marcus KAUFMANN 34 {Petschetzky}
Adam FUCHS 45 {Jab Herschl}


The number of Herschls {and variants} and Bernard should be of interest
to our SIG members Dave Bernard and Hans Weigl. Hans knows that the family
name was originally HIRSCHL and has never been able to satisfy himself as
to why the family changed their name to WEIGL. I suspect one of the reasons
was that HIRSCHL/HERSCHL etc was a name which the authorities deemed to be
too "Jewish" and requested it should be changed to conform to the Edict and
also to avoid confusion. As to why they chose the name WEIGL; well there I
can think of a number of possible reasons but there is no proof for any of
these hypotheses. Above we see the families chose BERGMANN, FELDMAN and FUCHS
- so why not WEIGL?

Celia Male [U.K.]