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Czernowitz - Cernauti reunion #romania

Miriam Taylor <mirtaylo@...>
 

A group of former inhabitants of Czernowitz (Cernauti)
and descendants of Czernowitzers are planning a meeting in
Chernivsti Ukraine to be held >from May 18 till May 25 2006.
This meeting to be named "Czernowitz Reunion 2006"
Attendance is open to everyone.

Anyone interested in the "Czernowitz Reunion 2006"
Please send e-mail to Miriam (Mimi) Reifer Taylor
<mirtaylo@indiana.edu>

A yahoo group named "czernowitz2006" has been set up
for information and communications purposes.
To join the czernowitz2006 yahoo group:
please send a message (an empty message is OK)
to "czernowitz2006-subscribe@yahoogroups.com".
Yahoo will send you a confirmation email.
To reply to the confirmation email:
click on "reply" and "send" in your email program.
That's all it takes to join.

Miriam Taylor
Bloomington Indiana
MODERATOR NOTE: This mention of a newsgroup is allowed because its purpose is only
for this event.


Romania SIG #Romania Czernowitz - Cernauti reunion #romania

Miriam Taylor <mirtaylo@...>
 

A group of former inhabitants of Czernowitz (Cernauti)
and descendants of Czernowitzers are planning a meeting in
Chernivsti Ukraine to be held >from May 18 till May 25 2006.
This meeting to be named "Czernowitz Reunion 2006"
Attendance is open to everyone.

Anyone interested in the "Czernowitz Reunion 2006"
Please send e-mail to Miriam (Mimi) Reifer Taylor
<mirtaylo@indiana.edu>

A yahoo group named "czernowitz2006" has been set up
for information and communications purposes.
To join the czernowitz2006 yahoo group:
please send a message (an empty message is OK)
to "czernowitz2006-subscribe@yahoogroups.com".
Yahoo will send you a confirmation email.
To reply to the confirmation email:
click on "reply" and "send" in your email program.
That's all it takes to join.

Miriam Taylor
Bloomington Indiana
MODERATOR NOTE: This mention of a newsgroup is allowed because its purpose is only
for this event.


WWII "old men's draft" registration #general

Paul Gordon <flash@...>
 

Howie Axelrod wrote about a man and woman with three children, who were
all born in Europe, came to America around 1905-1910, and moved to
Pennsylvania. Among other things, Howie would like to find their place
of birth, and he's already looked at immigration, marriage, and Social
Security records.

I suggest checking the records >from the World War II fourth draft
registration (aka the "Old Men's Draft"), conducted by the United States
government in 1942.

The records are on index cards that ask for the person's town of birth,
as well as his birth date, current home and work address, and contact
information for someone who will always know how to reach him (usually
the man's wife).

Men born between April 28, 1877 - February 16, 1897 were registered.
The original index cards are located at the regional branches of the
U.S. National Archives. These cards are now being microfilmed and made
more widely available. As regional branches complete their microfilming
of the index cards, the films will become available at the national
headquarters in Washington.

In my own research, I've made great use of the microfilm for
Pennsylvania, which is one of the handful of states now available at the
Washington National Archives building. For Pennsylvania, the cards for
the entire state are in alphabetical order by name, so you don't need to
know the person's address or even what town he was living in. This is a
significant advantage over the World War One draft cards.

To my frustration, the microfilm for the New York records are not yet
available in Washington. However, the Mormons have recently microfilmed
the New York index cards. For New York City, they are organized first
by borough, and only then in alphabetical order by surname.

This important research source has been mentioned before in the
Discussion Group. However, since it is now becoming so much more easily
available, I think many of us will find ourselves using it more frequently.

Paul Gordon
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
(outside Washington, DC)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WWII "old men's draft" registration #general

Paul Gordon <flash@...>
 

Howie Axelrod wrote about a man and woman with three children, who were
all born in Europe, came to America around 1905-1910, and moved to
Pennsylvania. Among other things, Howie would like to find their place
of birth, and he's already looked at immigration, marriage, and Social
Security records.

I suggest checking the records >from the World War II fourth draft
registration (aka the "Old Men's Draft"), conducted by the United States
government in 1942.

The records are on index cards that ask for the person's town of birth,
as well as his birth date, current home and work address, and contact
information for someone who will always know how to reach him (usually
the man's wife).

Men born between April 28, 1877 - February 16, 1897 were registered.
The original index cards are located at the regional branches of the
U.S. National Archives. These cards are now being microfilmed and made
more widely available. As regional branches complete their microfilming
of the index cards, the films will become available at the national
headquarters in Washington.

In my own research, I've made great use of the microfilm for
Pennsylvania, which is one of the handful of states now available at the
Washington National Archives building. For Pennsylvania, the cards for
the entire state are in alphabetical order by name, so you don't need to
know the person's address or even what town he was living in. This is a
significant advantage over the World War One draft cards.

To my frustration, the microfilm for the New York records are not yet
available in Washington. However, the Mormons have recently microfilmed
the New York index cards. For New York City, they are organized first
by borough, and only then in alphabetical order by surname.

This important research source has been mentioned before in the
Discussion Group. However, since it is now becoming so much more easily
available, I think many of us will find ourselves using it more frequently.

Paul Gordon
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
(outside Washington, DC)


1886 Naturalisation in New York #general

Ginger de Winter <Ginger@...>
 

Dear All

I am looking for the naturalisation certificate of my great-uncle,Max
Englander in New York in 1886. The date comes >from the 1930 census.
His marriage certificate of 1889 gives his address as 7 Elizabeth
Street. Can any kind genner please tell me how to obtain this
certificate, I'm sure that it must contain lots of useful information,
particularly his place of origin.

Ginger de Winter
London

Researching ABELSON, ENGLANDER, Krakow and Kolno, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1886 Naturalisation in New York #general

Ginger de Winter <Ginger@...>
 

Dear All

I am looking for the naturalisation certificate of my great-uncle,Max
Englander in New York in 1886. The date comes >from the 1930 census.
His marriage certificate of 1889 gives his address as 7 Elizabeth
Street. Can any kind genner please tell me how to obtain this
certificate, I'm sure that it must contain lots of useful information,
particularly his place of origin.

Ginger de Winter
London

Researching ABELSON, ENGLANDER, Krakow and Kolno, Poland


Re: Immigrants to Australia #hungary

David & Diana Laufer <dlaufer@...>
 

It seems that Gabriela Svatos may have misinterpreted a couple of items >from the document she saw online >from the
National Archives of Australia (NAA)

She wrote:

George MEDAK(sponsor) is a former
internee/POW. It looks like he was arrested in Liverpool and then was
transported to Lane Cove ,NSW. There must be a story there.

Also, in these Australian papers is information that the FOLDES family were
British by Naturalization (25.9.1944, Cert No. 1685). Now there are more
places to hunt :)))

George MEDAK's arrest in December 1941 was probably a routine event concerning many Aliens living in Australia, and at a
time when the war was suddenly on Australia's doorstep. He was released after only 3 weeks indicating that he was not
considered a danger. In fact, like many refugees to Australia George MEDAK subsequently enlisted in the Australian
Army during WW2. My uncle Joseph BRAUN and my father-in- law Albert WANTOCH, both >from Vienna, had so enlisted but were
never sent overseas ( because of their Austrian origin ?). There is a file on George MEDAK's enlistment at the NAA
Although that file is annotated "not yet examined" Gabriela could try to request a digital copy of that file. Liverpool
was then at the outskirts of Sydney and the location of army camps. Lane Cove is a residential suburb of Sydney (it is
where I live) and is where George and Irene MEDAK's house was (28 Morrice Street )

The British by Naturalisation refers to the applicant, George and Irene MEDAK, and not to the nominee the FOLDES family.

regards

David Laufer
Lane Cove NSW


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Immigrants to Australia #hungary

David & Diana Laufer <dlaufer@...>
 

It seems that Gabriela Svatos may have misinterpreted a couple of items >from the document she saw online >from the
National Archives of Australia (NAA)

She wrote:

George MEDAK(sponsor) is a former
internee/POW. It looks like he was arrested in Liverpool and then was
transported to Lane Cove ,NSW. There must be a story there.

Also, in these Australian papers is information that the FOLDES family were
British by Naturalization (25.9.1944, Cert No. 1685). Now there are more
places to hunt :)))

George MEDAK's arrest in December 1941 was probably a routine event concerning many Aliens living in Australia, and at a
time when the war was suddenly on Australia's doorstep. He was released after only 3 weeks indicating that he was not
considered a danger. In fact, like many refugees to Australia George MEDAK subsequently enlisted in the Australian
Army during WW2. My uncle Joseph BRAUN and my father-in- law Albert WANTOCH, both >from Vienna, had so enlisted but were
never sent overseas ( because of their Austrian origin ?). There is a file on George MEDAK's enlistment at the NAA
Although that file is annotated "not yet examined" Gabriela could try to request a digital copy of that file. Liverpool
was then at the outskirts of Sydney and the location of army camps. Lane Cove is a residential suburb of Sydney (it is
where I live) and is where George and Irene MEDAK's house was (28 Morrice Street )

The British by Naturalisation refers to the applicant, George and Irene MEDAK, and not to the nominee the FOLDES family.

regards

David Laufer
Lane Cove NSW


SCHWARTZ Family - Unghvar #hungary

maurice swarts <mswarts@...>
 

my greatgrandfather Jacob SCHWARTZ was born in Unghvar now Uzgorod /
Uzhhorod on 10 October 1832.

Jacob emigrated to England in the 1850's - he fathered ten children and
became a naturalised British citizen in 1876 - he was a jeweller by trade

I am searching for any help in locating information on his family, parents
and siblings in what was the AustroHungarian empire in the 1800's -
Unghvar is now Uzhhorod in the Ukraine.

Maurice Swarts

Moderator: It is easier for H-SIG subscribers to provide assistance if you tell us where you live and which resources you have already consulted. If you live in Brazil, for example, we won't suggest that you check resources at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. Have you already searched the JewishGen Family Finder, the All Hungary Database, and other resources provided by JewishGen?


Hungary SIG #Hungary SCHWARTZ Family - Unghvar #hungary

maurice swarts <mswarts@...>
 

my greatgrandfather Jacob SCHWARTZ was born in Unghvar now Uzgorod /
Uzhhorod on 10 October 1832.

Jacob emigrated to England in the 1850's - he fathered ten children and
became a naturalised British citizen in 1876 - he was a jeweller by trade

I am searching for any help in locating information on his family, parents
and siblings in what was the AustroHungarian empire in the 1800's -
Unghvar is now Uzhhorod in the Ukraine.

Maurice Swarts

Moderator: It is easier for H-SIG subscribers to provide assistance if you tell us where you live and which resources you have already consulted. If you live in Brazil, for example, we won't suggest that you check resources at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. Have you already searched the JewishGen Family Finder, the All Hungary Database, and other resources provided by JewishGen?


* New resource to help your search #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

I have been developing a single-step search engine for finding Jewish vital records at the FHL site <http://www.familysearch.org/>. As you know, their site is quite rigid and difficult to navigate and to search.

I created an interface which is simple and handy. It's entry page can be found at <http://venetia.95mb.com/hungary/>. This page allows you to search the FHL library, covering ALL Hungarian Jewish records they have microfilmed. It contains over 450 locations, updated until October 2005.

I believe this page and its navigation is self-explanatory: The ABC listing allows you to reach alphabetically the name of any town or village in FHL's repository. The side bar permits navigation by county (varmegye) names. Those without links do not have filmed records.

The body frame carries the resulting listing with two links for each entry:

"details", which links to FHL's Title Details page for that location, and

"films", which takes you to FHL's Film Notes page, containing the listing of all films available for that particular location.

Notice that once you reached a FHL page, you are navigating inside their site. To come back to mine you will have to use your browser's "back button".

I hope you will find this useful.

I'm now working on the Slovak records/films. Please let me have your feedback if this is indeed something you feel I should develop further. Any ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Regards
Tom

Caveat: The site where my pages are hosted is a free hosting resource which exists because of income generated >from banner advertising. I strongly recommend you activate a pop-up windows blocker because each time you navigate through one of my pages a new banner will pop-up.
--
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Hungary SIG #Hungary * New resource to help your search #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

I have been developing a single-step search engine for finding Jewish vital records at the FHL site <http://www.familysearch.org/>. As you know, their site is quite rigid and difficult to navigate and to search.

I created an interface which is simple and handy. It's entry page can be found at <http://venetia.95mb.com/hungary/>. This page allows you to search the FHL library, covering ALL Hungarian Jewish records they have microfilmed. It contains over 450 locations, updated until October 2005.

I believe this page and its navigation is self-explanatory: The ABC listing allows you to reach alphabetically the name of any town or village in FHL's repository. The side bar permits navigation by county (varmegye) names. Those without links do not have filmed records.

The body frame carries the resulting listing with two links for each entry:

"details", which links to FHL's Title Details page for that location, and

"films", which takes you to FHL's Film Notes page, containing the listing of all films available for that particular location.

Notice that once you reached a FHL page, you are navigating inside their site. To come back to mine you will have to use your browser's "back button".

I hope you will find this useful.

I'm now working on the Slovak records/films. Please let me have your feedback if this is indeed something you feel I should develop further. Any ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Regards
Tom

Caveat: The site where my pages are hosted is a free hosting resource which exists because of income generated >from banner advertising. I strongly recommend you activate a pop-up windows blocker because each time you navigate through one of my pages a new banner will pop-up.
--
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Re: Immigrants to Australia #hungary

Gabriela Svatos
 

Thank you so much to David for this information. My printout was >from July
2004, and at that time there was no clickable icon. A fellow H-Sigger was
going to try to access the files, but there was no success. It pays to go
back to double check these databases.

It turns out that Peter FOLDES had been in a concentration camp, and was
planning to continue his interrupted studies in NSW. Mrs. Irene MEDAK
(sponsor) was his mother's sister. George MEDAK(sponsor) is a former
internee/POW. It looks like he was arrested in Liverpool and then was
transported to Lane Cove ,NSW. There must be a story there.

Peter's father was Dr. Aladar FOLDES. He was born in Szentes Hungary in
1892. It is a good thing that these Australian files exist, because his
sister Rosa FOLDES (my ggm) was born in Cluj/Koloszvar...so I never would
have searched for him in Szentes.

Also, in these Australian papers is information that the FOLDES family were
British by Naturalization (25.9.1944, Cert No. 1685). Now there are more
places to hunt :)))


Regards and thanks,
Gabi

Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario
E-mail: gsvatos@hotmail.com
Business E-mail: bookstore@agawa.com
Business URL: www.abe.com/home/GSVATOS


Re: The Origins of Katz Surname #hungary

Miriam.Rubin@...
 

If you are wondering why the 'Katz' name was not 'handed' down >from
generations
to generations, just realize that in Europe, marriages were not
recognized
until the couple went to the town/ city magistrate. If they were married
according to
Torah but not according to the Secular courts yet and a baby was born in
the interim, the
child had the MOTHER's last name. Sometimes this was never straightened
out.
Hence, it is possible that the name was changed that way.
Miriam Rubin
New York, New York


Re: The Origins of Katz Surname #hungary

tom klein <h-sig@...>
 

just a small correction: "kof", in hebrew, means "monkey" and not "priest". (and "kop" in yiddish means "head".) i think you meant "cohen tzedek".

....... tom klein, toronto

Bernard Weill <linktree@yahoo.com> wrote:

Perhaps I am mentioning something already known to you
however, the Katz name simply is based on the Hebrew
"kof" and "tzedek" which means pious priest. Hope this
helps. The origin of the name Katz is not German, but
rather its Hebrew transliteration


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Immigrants to Australia #hungary

Gabriela Svatos
 

Thank you so much to David for this information. My printout was >from July
2004, and at that time there was no clickable icon. A fellow H-Sigger was
going to try to access the files, but there was no success. It pays to go
back to double check these databases.

It turns out that Peter FOLDES had been in a concentration camp, and was
planning to continue his interrupted studies in NSW. Mrs. Irene MEDAK
(sponsor) was his mother's sister. George MEDAK(sponsor) is a former
internee/POW. It looks like he was arrested in Liverpool and then was
transported to Lane Cove ,NSW. There must be a story there.

Peter's father was Dr. Aladar FOLDES. He was born in Szentes Hungary in
1892. It is a good thing that these Australian files exist, because his
sister Rosa FOLDES (my ggm) was born in Cluj/Koloszvar...so I never would
have searched for him in Szentes.

Also, in these Australian papers is information that the FOLDES family were
British by Naturalization (25.9.1944, Cert No. 1685). Now there are more
places to hunt :)))


Regards and thanks,
Gabi

Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario
E-mail: gsvatos@hotmail.com
Business E-mail: bookstore@agawa.com
Business URL: www.abe.com/home/GSVATOS


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE:The Origins of Katz Surname #hungary

Miriam.Rubin@...
 

If you are wondering why the 'Katz' name was not 'handed' down >from
generations
to generations, just realize that in Europe, marriages were not
recognized
until the couple went to the town/ city magistrate. If they were married
according to
Torah but not according to the Secular courts yet and a baby was born in
the interim, the
child had the MOTHER's last name. Sometimes this was never straightened
out.
Hence, it is possible that the name was changed that way.
Miriam Rubin
New York, New York


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: RE:The Origins of Katz Surname #hungary

tom klein <h-sig@...>
 

just a small correction: "kof", in hebrew, means "monkey" and not "priest". (and "kop" in yiddish means "head".) i think you meant "cohen tzedek".

....... tom klein, toronto

Bernard Weill <linktree@yahoo.com> wrote:

Perhaps I am mentioning something already known to you
however, the Katz name simply is based on the Hebrew
"kof" and "tzedek" which means pious priest. Hope this
helps. The origin of the name Katz is not German, but
rather its Hebrew transliteration


* Converting Hungarian/Slovak into English #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

This is a bit out of the subjects covered by this forum. I'm looking for a software or a site that does text conversions >from Hungarian (and/or Slovak) into English, and vice-versa.

Such sites and programs do exist, but so far I found only resources for the most widespread languages (German, French, Italian, Spanish, etc.)

Has any of you come across such thing? Please reply in private.

Regards
Tom

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Re: TRANSLATION OF WORD PLEASE #hungary

David & Diana Laufer <dlaufer@...>
 

Peter Stern wrote in response to Bonnie Frederics

It would look very much like the German word "Kreisler" (cereal trader) if
there wasn't that loop in between the "s" and the "l". <

In my reading of the name the loop is the letter "s". A semi circle appears above the letter in between the "e" and
that "s" and hence defines that letter as "u". Hence, I read the name as "Kreusler". However, I have no idea as to
what it means.

David Laufer
Sydney Australia