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Re: city directories #general

Irene Newhouse
 

Original volumes of city directories other than the city in which the library in
question is, are likely to be found only in very large cities, or cities which
supported their libraries financially to an unusual degree.

However, there are microfiche collections of historical city directories >from most
of the larger cities in the US, and many more libraries have those, including
larger university libraries. You do not have to be faculty or staff to use the
facilities of publicly owned colleges & universities, though most will not permit
you to request volumes that are held in storage facilities. Some publicly-owned
colleges & universities allow local residents to purchase library cards on an
annual basis. This gives you some, but not all of the privileges of students
[faculty always have more privileges than students].

If you live near enough to a publicly-owned college or university to go there
several times a year & their holdings are that useful to you, it's worth your while
to ask about their card-for-purchase policy.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: city directories #general

Irene Newhouse
 

Original volumes of city directories other than the city in which the library in
question is, are likely to be found only in very large cities, or cities which
supported their libraries financially to an unusual degree.

However, there are microfiche collections of historical city directories >from most
of the larger cities in the US, and many more libraries have those, including
larger university libraries. You do not have to be faculty or staff to use the
facilities of publicly owned colleges & universities, though most will not permit
you to request volumes that are held in storage facilities. Some publicly-owned
colleges & universities allow local residents to purchase library cards on an
annual basis. This gives you some, but not all of the privileges of students
[faculty always have more privileges than students].

If you live near enough to a publicly-owned college or university to go there
several times a year & their holdings are that useful to you, it's worth your while
to ask about their card-for-purchase policy.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Re: LEITSEN VIOL #general

Ury Link
 

Dear Geners,

The surname LEITSEN get out >from the hebrew word LEITZAN and it mean a clown. You
have few Jewish familys in Holland with this name only, or with a combination with
another surname like LEITSEN-VIOL.

best regards

Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:LEITSEN VIOL #general

Ury Link
 

Dear Geners,

The surname LEITSEN get out >from the hebrew word LEITZAN and it mean a clown. You
have few Jewish familys in Holland with this name only, or with a combination with
another surname like LEITSEN-VIOL.

best regards

Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


Azevedo #general

Victoria Reed <researchtoldot@...>
 

About a month ago I met a man with the surname Azevedo who was born in Portugal. He
was well aware that his surname was converso and that he had Jewish ancestry.

Apparently in the Philippines in 1848 the governor ascribed names in order to
tighten up his tax base. There are only a few copies of these lists apparently, and
I was not able to obtain one, but I was motivated by discovering a converso name
that I was researching there. It's possible that the governor used converso names,
as mentioned was done in Brazil, as he distributed surnames.

Victoria Fisch
Folsom, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Azevedo #general

Victoria Reed <researchtoldot@...>
 

About a month ago I met a man with the surname Azevedo who was born in Portugal. He
was well aware that his surname was converso and that he had Jewish ancestry.

Apparently in the Philippines in 1848 the governor ascribed names in order to
tighten up his tax base. There are only a few copies of these lists apparently, and
I was not able to obtain one, but I was motivated by discovering a converso name
that I was researching there. It's possible that the governor used converso names,
as mentioned was done in Brazil, as he distributed surnames.

Victoria Fisch
Folsom, CA


Re: 1857 Prostejov Census #austria-czech

andrea steckerl <geneagirl64@...>
 

Can Joe lonstein look and see if there are any STECKERLS listed???
Pinkas STECKERL and his wife Rosa nee SPITZ and their children lived in Prostejov (Prossnitz).
He was a distillery ownerin Dolenice.

Thanks
Andrea Steckerl

researching: Steckerl(Misslitz Prostejov) Berger(Sumeg Hungary) Weiss ( Graz Wien).


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech re: 1857 Prostejov Census #austria-czech

andrea steckerl <geneagirl64@...>
 

Can Joe lonstein look and see if there are any STECKERLS listed???
Pinkas STECKERL and his wife Rosa nee SPITZ and their children lived in Prostejov (Prossnitz).
He was a distillery ownerin Dolenice.

Thanks
Andrea Steckerl

researching: Steckerl(Misslitz Prostejov) Berger(Sumeg Hungary) Weiss ( Graz Wien).


marriages in VIENNA #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

Ik
Dear All

We are pleased to inform you, we have added new marriages in Vienna, with
names, Neuspiel, Gruenhut, Hacker, Kotanyi,...

At: http://www.family-gruenwald.at/forum/hochzeiten/WWW/ID0000001.htm

And about 800 names born or zustaendig in Misslitz, also married in Vienna
at
http://www.family-gruenwald.at/forum/misslitz/WWW/NamenIdx.htm

with names, Steckerl, Bruckner, Hauser, Herzog, Neumann, Seidl,...

best wishes
Traude

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt

Email: traude.triebel@inode.at
Web: http://www.family-gruenwald.at/
Web: http://www.grave-pictures.at


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech marriages in VIENNA #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

Ik
Dear All

We are pleased to inform you, we have added new marriages in Vienna, with
names, Neuspiel, Gruenhut, Hacker, Kotanyi,...

At: http://www.family-gruenwald.at/forum/hochzeiten/WWW/ID0000001.htm

And about 800 names born or zustaendig in Misslitz, also married in Vienna
at
http://www.family-gruenwald.at/forum/misslitz/WWW/NamenIdx.htm

with names, Steckerl, Bruckner, Hauser, Herzog, Neumann, Seidl,...

best wishes
Traude

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt

Email: traude.triebel@inode.at
Web: http://www.family-gruenwald.at/
Web: http://www.grave-pictures.at


Re: landsmanshaften archives #ukraine

Caroline Weitzman <arbitress419@...>
 

Dear Peter, Alex, and other Genners,

The following link has a listing of all the landsmanshaftn in the YIVO Institute's archives: http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/yivo.htm. As the web page tells you, it has drawn this information >from two published guides to YIVO's holdings, including "A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Archive" by Rosaline Schwartz and Susan Milamed. The following JewishGen article, "Accessing Landsmanshaften Records at YIVO," should help you with the next step: http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/accessing_yivo_records.htm.

As a final note, make sure when searching for information on landsmanshaftn or any other foreign word to try each query with alternative spellings. I've seen "landsmanshaften" (with an E), "landsmanschaftn" (with a C), "landsmanschaften" (with both), and just "landsmanshaft." Google is smart enough to search on the inflected and differently spelled forms of English words, but I don't think they're that advanced with other languages, and not all search engines work the same way as Google. (This isn't addressed specifically to you, Peter or Alex, but to genealogists who are new to online research.)

Happy New Year and best of luck to everyone in their research.

Caroline Weitzman
Philadelphia, PA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: landsmanshaften archives #ukraine

Caroline Weitzman <arbitress419@...>
 

Dear Peter, Alex, and other Genners,

The following link has a listing of all the landsmanshaftn in the YIVO Institute's archives: http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/yivo.htm. As the web page tells you, it has drawn this information >from two published guides to YIVO's holdings, including "A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Archive" by Rosaline Schwartz and Susan Milamed. The following JewishGen article, "Accessing Landsmanshaften Records at YIVO," should help you with the next step: http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/accessing_yivo_records.htm.

As a final note, make sure when searching for information on landsmanshaftn or any other foreign word to try each query with alternative spellings. I've seen "landsmanshaften" (with an E), "landsmanschaftn" (with a C), "landsmanschaften" (with both), and just "landsmanshaft." Google is smart enough to search on the inflected and differently spelled forms of English words, but I don't think they're that advanced with other languages, and not all search engines work the same way as Google. (This isn't addressed specifically to you, Peter or Alex, but to genealogists who are new to online research.)

Happy New Year and best of luck to everyone in their research.

Caroline Weitzman
Philadelphia, PA


Steve Gitomer of New Mexico #ukraine

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Steve, Please contact me regarding Lubny? I lost your email address.
Respond privately Gayle >from San Gabriel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Steve Gitomer of New Mexico #ukraine

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Steve, Please contact me regarding Lubny? I lost your email address.
Respond privately Gayle >from San Gabriel


Town called Vradish/Wradisch/Wradisz, Comital Neutra, Hungary #hungary

Rakoff125
 

There is a town in Nyitra megye called Hradiste in the jaros of Szenicz.
There are records for all of these places
0623069 Hradisty, Nytra meg.,1828 Land Konscription
2190104 Hradiste 1869 Nyitra census
Szenicz (Senica)- VAULT 2157514 item 2
and because my great great GM was >from Brezova I found the records for many
of my family births in that film even though the 1869 census indicates their
birthplace as Hradiste.
1224824 Items 2 - 11 [BMD] Brezova pod Bradlom

The state archives in Ivanka Pri Nitra has a lot of good Jewish records.

Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Brezova, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo,
Kosice, Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin, Beuthen/Bytom,
Breslau/Wroclaw, Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz ,
LIFSITZ-Galati; GELLMAN, POLASCEK-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc,
Presov; LOW'Y-Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER,
LADENHEIM, RIESENBERG-- Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN,
MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


Hungary SIG #Hungary Town called Vradish/Wradisch/Wradisz, Comital Neutra, Hungary #hungary

Rakoff125
 

There is a town in Nyitra megye called Hradiste in the jaros of Szenicz.
There are records for all of these places
0623069 Hradisty, Nytra meg.,1828 Land Konscription
2190104 Hradiste 1869 Nyitra census
Szenicz (Senica)- VAULT 2157514 item 2
and because my great great GM was >from Brezova I found the records for many
of my family births in that film even though the 1869 census indicates their
birthplace as Hradiste.
1224824 Items 2 - 11 [BMD] Brezova pod Bradlom

The state archives in Ivanka Pri Nitra has a lot of good Jewish records.

Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Brezova, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo,
Kosice, Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin, Beuthen/Bytom,
Breslau/Wroclaw, Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz ,
LIFSITZ-Galati; GELLMAN, POLASCEK-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc,
Presov; LOW'Y-Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER,
LADENHEIM, RIESENBERG-- Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN,
MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


Re: Town called Vradish/Wradisch/Wradisz - VRADISTE #hungary

Alan Kolnik <alan.kolnik@...>
 

Many thanks to all the Siggers who responded to my query. It seems
extremely likely that the town was VRADISTE, near Holic, and according to Vladimir
Bohinc, if any records >from the early-mid 1800's survive they may be in
Bratislava. A great help in trying to track the Neurath family's appearance
in Modling.

Alan Kolnik
Bethesda, MD


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Town called Vradish/Wradisch/Wradisz - VRADISTE #hungary

Alan Kolnik <alan.kolnik@...>
 

Many thanks to all the Siggers who responded to my query. It seems
extremely likely that the town was VRADISTE, near Holic, and according to Vladimir
Bohinc, if any records >from the early-mid 1800's survive they may be in
Bratislava. A great help in trying to track the Neurath family's appearance
in Modling.

Alan Kolnik
Bethesda, MD


Re: Town called Vradish/Wradisch/Wradisz, Comital Neutra, Hungary #austria-czech

David Sperlinger <david.sperlinger@...>
 

I think that you may find that this is the town now called Uherske
Hradiste in the Czech Republic. My mother, who came >from Vienna, had
relatives who came >from that town - and she always referred to it as
Ungarish Hradish (although this doesn't appear as a name on JewishGen.)
It is quite close to Vienna and Nitra.
David Sperlinger.
London

Alan Kolnik (alan.kolnik@verizon.net) wrote:

Does anyone know where Vradish/Wradisch/Wradisz might be (is it also known
as Nikolsburg?), and if records exist for it? I assumed near Nitra, but
cannot find it on any map, nor in a JewishGen database.


2009 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy - Call for Papers #hungary

David Mink
 

The deadline for submissions of presentation proposals for the 2009 IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy has been extended to January
31, 2009. Please act quickly to get your proposals submitted. All proposals
must be submitted on-line. You will find all the instructions on the
Conference website -- www.philly2009.org (click on the Call for Papers
button).

We look forward to seeing all of you in Philadelphia for the 2009 Conference
on Jewish Genealogy. The dates are August 2-7.

Happy New Year to all,
Mark Halpern
Mark Heckman
Program Co-Chairs
programs@philly2009.org