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New to the Gesher Galicia Map Room: Debica 1849 Cadastral Map! #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia announces the addition of a new cadastral map to the
Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Room:

"Debica Town Cadastral Map 1849"

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of Debica
(Dembica, Dembitz, Debica), >from 1849. Land parcels and houses are all
clearly numbered; redline manuscript revisions show changes >from the
1849 edition intended for a later update. The map includes both
masonry and wooden buildings, a market square, two synagogues and a
large church complex, plus a Jewish and a Catholic cemetery. This map
depicts the town before its boom period in the latter half of the 19th
century, when it became a crossroads on Imperial rail lines connecting
Lwow, Krakow, and Sandomierz. Images for this map were provided to
Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu.

Direct link: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/debica-dembica-1849/

Today, Debica is a town in southeastern Poland with 46,693, the
capital of Debica County and since 1999 it has been situated in the
Podkarpackie Voivodeship; it had previously been in the Tarnow
Voivodeship. The town is part of the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group
(KRRG,) and there is a wealth of descriptive information on the town
here:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kolbuszowa/debica/debica.html

Especially intersting, in light of what this map shows and the
historical background provided in the descriptive text, is the English
translation >from the Polish Geographical Dictionary (Slownik
Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego - Warsaw 1881) written 32 years
later, provided by William F. Hoffman:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kolbuszowa/debica/debica10.html

Thanks to Gesher Galicia's Map Room coordinator, Jay Osborn, for
getting this new map online and to the Polish State Archives in
Przemsyl for their cooperation.

To view the entire map room collection go to:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org and to read and FAQ on the history of
cadastral maps in the Austro-Hungarian Empire go to:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/references/index.html

Read about our Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

Even if you are not a Debica researcher, I urge you to take a tour of
this charming, pastel-colored 1849 incarnation of a shtetl by clicking
the map link above and zooming in to (virtually) stroll around its
streets and neighborhoods.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
http://www.geshergalicia.org


JOWBR Grows to Over 2 Million Records #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a
new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 124,000 new records and 25,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 190 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 2.27 million records >from almost 4,400 cemeteries /
cemetery sections representing 85 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to records
from under-represented countries. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections >from Cleveland,
Ohio and surrounding areas, Leeds, England, various German towns, Bialystok,
Poland, Chernigov, Ukraine, Shanghai, China, and an annual update >from the
US Veterans Administration. Please check our online cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014


Memorial Plaque Project Doubles to More Than 60,000 Records. Please help us continue to grow! #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference Update for the
Memorial Plaque Project (MPP) database. The MPP database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPP database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This year, we added more than 30,000 records >from the US, Israel and Canada.
These records come >from 35 different synagogues and other institutions. A
big thank you to the work being done by the JGS of Greater Boston, The
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, the JGS of Montreal, and a
number of synagogues and individual donors.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014


Hotel Bristol, Prague #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIG,

Many of you may remember our recent discussion of the
popular venue for Jewish marriages in Prague (ca. 1890-1935) known as
the Hotel Bristol.

For anyone interested, I have put together a
short compilation of our collective inputs on the institution and have
illustrated it with photographs of the buildings that once housed Hotel
Bristol. The file also includes a photo of the Bristol's "Marriage
Halls" >from a postcard dating to 1908. Presumably it shows the rooms in
which many of your Prague-based relatives and ancestors were wed.

Anyone interested should drop me a short email at pinardpr@..., and I will be happy to forward you this brief, illustrated Word file on Hotel Bristol.

Shalom >from Prague,

Rick Pinard


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JOWBR Grows to Over 2 Million Records #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a
new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 124,000 new records and 25,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 190 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 2.27 million records >from almost 4,400 cemeteries /
cemetery sections representing 85 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to records
from under-represented countries. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections >from Cleveland,
Ohio and surrounding areas, Leeds, England, various German towns, Bialystok,
Poland, Chernigov, Ukraine, Shanghai, China, and an annual update >from the
US Veterans Administration. Please check our online cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Hotel Bristol, Prague #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIG,

Many of you may remember our recent discussion of the
popular venue for Jewish marriages in Prague (ca. 1890-1935) known as
the Hotel Bristol.

For anyone interested, I have put together a
short compilation of our collective inputs on the institution and have
illustrated it with photographs of the buildings that once housed Hotel
Bristol. The file also includes a photo of the Bristol's "Marriage
Halls" >from a postcard dating to 1908. Presumably it shows the rooms in
which many of your Prague-based relatives and ancestors were wed.

Anyone interested should drop me a short email at pinardpr@..., and I will be happy to forward you this brief, illustrated Word file on Hotel Bristol.

Shalom >from Prague,

Rick Pinard


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech New to the Gesher Galicia Map Room: Debica 1849 Cadastral Map! #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia announces the addition of a new cadastral map to the
Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Room:

"Debica Town Cadastral Map 1849"

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of Debica
(Dembica, Dembitz, Debica), >from 1849. Land parcels and houses are all
clearly numbered; redline manuscript revisions show changes >from the
1849 edition intended for a later update. The map includes both
masonry and wooden buildings, a market square, two synagogues and a
large church complex, plus a Jewish and a Catholic cemetery. This map
depicts the town before its boom period in the latter half of the 19th
century, when it became a crossroads on Imperial rail lines connecting
Lwow, Krakow, and Sandomierz. Images for this map were provided to
Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu.

Direct link: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/debica-dembica-1849/

Today, Debica is a town in southeastern Poland with 46,693, the
capital of Debica County and since 1999 it has been situated in the
Podkarpackie Voivodeship; it had previously been in the Tarnow
Voivodeship. The town is part of the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group
(KRRG,) and there is a wealth of descriptive information on the town
here:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kolbuszowa/debica/debica.html

Especially intersting, in light of what this map shows and the
historical background provided in the descriptive text, is the English
translation >from the Polish Geographical Dictionary (Slownik
Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego - Warsaw 1881) written 32 years
later, provided by William F. Hoffman:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kolbuszowa/debica/debica10.html

Thanks to Gesher Galicia's Map Room coordinator, Jay Osborn, for
getting this new map online and to the Polish State Archives in
Przemsyl for their cooperation.

To view the entire map room collection go to:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org and to read and FAQ on the history of
cadastral maps in the Austro-Hungarian Empire go to:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/references/index.html

Read about our Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

Even if you are not a Debica researcher, I urge you to take a tour of
this charming, pastel-colored 1849 incarnation of a shtetl by clicking
the map link above and zooming in to (virtually) stroll around its
streets and neighborhoods.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Memorial Plaque Project Doubles to More Than 60,000 Records. Please help us continue to grow! #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference Update for the
Memorial Plaque Project (MPP) database. The MPP database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPP database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This year, we added more than 30,000 records >from the US, Israel and Canada.
These records come >from 35 different synagogues and other institutions. A
big thank you to the work being done by the JGS of Greater Boston, The
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, the JGS of Montreal, and a
number of synagogues and individual donors.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014


Official title in Vienna #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Friends -

A few years ago, I posed this question to several
organisations , but received no definitive answer. With
perhaps some new eyes at the SIG, a new answer may be
forthcoming.

My great-grandfather, Moritz Nowak (1835-1916), was listed
in a Vienna business directory of 1895 as a
Schaetzungs-Commissaer, but I have not been able to
establish what this involved. I contacted the German embassy
to Australia, the Goethe Institute and several others. It
has been variously interpreted as a Valuer, or Commissoner
of Valuations, or even a Pawnbroker.

I wonder if perhaps he held some manner of official
appointment as a property valuer?

Moritz was a businessman, a pharmacist originally, a
manufacturer of liquors, property owner and active in local
government activities in Vienna until about 1892.

Responses welcomed!

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Official title in Vienna #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Friends -

A few years ago, I posed this question to several
organisations , but received no definitive answer. With
perhaps some new eyes at the SIG, a new answer may be
forthcoming.

My great-grandfather, Moritz Nowak (1835-1916), was listed
in a Vienna business directory of 1895 as a
Schaetzungs-Commissaer, but I have not been able to
establish what this involved. I contacted the German embassy
to Australia, the Goethe Institute and several others. It
has been variously interpreted as a Valuer, or Commissoner
of Valuations, or even a Pawnbroker.

I wonder if perhaps he held some manner of official
appointment as a property valuer?

Moritz was a businessman, a pharmacist originally, a
manufacturer of liquors, property owner and active in local
government activities in Vienna until about 1892.

Responses welcomed!

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Memorial Plaque Project Doubles to More Than 60,000 Records. Please help us continue to grow! #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference Update for the
Memorial Plaque Project (MPP) database. The MPP database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPP database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This year, we added more than 30,000 records >from the US, Israel and Canada.
These records come >from 35 different synagogues and other institutions. A
big thank you to the work being done by the JGS of Greater Boston, The
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, the JGS of Montreal, and a
number of synagogues and individual donors.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014


JOWBR Grows to Over 2 Million Records #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a
new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 124,000 new records and 25,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 190 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 2.27 million records >from almost 4,400 cemeteries /
cemetery sections representing 85 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to records
from under-represented countries. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections >from Cleveland,
Ohio and surrounding areas, Leeds, England, various German towns, Bialystok,
Poland, Chernigov, Ukraine, Shanghai, China, and an annual update >from the
US Veterans Administration. Please check our online cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014


Hungary SIG #Hungary JOWBR Grows to Over 2 Million Records #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a
new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 124,000 new records and 25,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 190 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 2.27 million records >from almost 4,400 cemeteries /
cemetery sections representing 85 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to records
from under-represented countries. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections >from Cleveland,
Ohio and surrounding areas, Leeds, England, various German towns, Bialystok,
Poland, Chernigov, Ukraine, Shanghai, China, and an annual update >from the
US Veterans Administration. Please check our online cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014


Hungary SIG #Hungary Memorial Plaque Project Doubles to More Than 60,000 Records. Please help us continue to grow! #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 pre-Conference Update for the
Memorial Plaque Project (MPP) database. The MPP database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPP database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This year, we added more than 30,000 records >from the US, Israel and Canada.
These records come >from 35 different synagogues and other institutions. A
big thank you to the work being done by the JGS of Greater Boston, The
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, the JGS of Montreal, and a
number of synagogues and individual donors.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
June, 2014


Birth register Pozdisovce #hungary

mt.neustadt@...
 

Hi,
I am looking since some years forthe rabbinic birth register of the
village of Pozdisovce / Pazdics today a part of Michalovce. I am interes=
ted
in the time period >from 1870 to 1900.
I am there looking for the data about the family Fuchs.
Does anybody have an idea where to find something?

Regards
Tomas Neustadt


Hungary SIG #Hungary Birth register Pozdisovce #hungary

mt.neustadt@...
 

Hi,
I am looking since some years forthe rabbinic birth register of the
village of Pozdisovce / Pazdics today a part of Michalovce. I am interes=
ted
in the time period >from 1870 to 1900.
I am there looking for the data about the family Fuchs.
Does anybody have an idea where to find something?

Regards
Tomas Neustadt


Re: alternative sources #hungary

smartlines@...
 

I would like to hear of any alternatives sources of genealogical
information in Hungary besides BMD registered and census.
Also did anybody got access to any of this sources?( land records ,
poll registers and landowner rental contracts/berleti szerzodesek
foldesurral kotott szerzodesek)
Arcanum (www.arcanum.hu) has several databases, a large part available free
for the public, like a searchable database for Hungarian national archives
have at http://mol.arcanum.hu/

Also various church libraries: http://www2.arcanum.hu/2011

Regards
A. Hirschler


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: alternative sources #hungary

smartlines@...
 

I would like to hear of any alternatives sources of genealogical
information in Hungary besides BMD registered and census.
Also did anybody got access to any of this sources?( land records ,
poll registers and landowner rental contracts/berleti szerzodesek
foldesurral kotott szerzodesek)
Arcanum (www.arcanum.hu) has several databases, a large part available free
for the public, like a searchable database for Hungarian national archives
have at http://mol.arcanum.hu/

Also various church libraries: http://www2.arcanum.hu/2011

Regards
A. Hirschler


Re: Satu Mare Cemetery list #hungary

tom
 

p/s/h indicates the numbering for location of the grave. i believe
it stands for parcella/sor/hely (section/row/grave) or similar. (i'm
sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong.)

ozvegy, abbreviated ozv., means widow. (note that where it might say
"ozv.Grun (Weisz) Sara Samune", it means that the woman was the widow
of Samu Grun, born Sara Weisz, if maiden name is included. often
women were referred to by their husband's name, with the addition of
the suffix -ne, meaning "woman of", much the same as the english "Mrs
John Smith". it's important to realize that Samune is not a feminine
given name.) i'm not sure if there's a jewishgen infofile that
touches on hungarian names, but if there isn't, there should be.


....... tom klein, toronto

momteller@... wrote:

Could someone please tell me what p/s/h means at the top and bottom
of the graves' lists?

What does Osv. mean before some names?


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Re: Satu Mare Cemetery list #hungary

tom
 

p/s/h indicates the numbering for location of the grave. i believe
it stands for parcella/sor/hely (section/row/grave) or similar. (i'm
sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong.)

ozvegy, abbreviated ozv., means widow. (note that where it might say
"ozv.Grun (Weisz) Sara Samune", it means that the woman was the widow
of Samu Grun, born Sara Weisz, if maiden name is included. often
women were referred to by their husband's name, with the addition of
the suffix -ne, meaning "woman of", much the same as the english "Mrs
John Smith". it's important to realize that Samune is not a feminine
given name.) i'm not sure if there's a jewishgen infofile that
touches on hungarian names, but if there isn't, there should be.


....... tom klein, toronto

momteller@... wrote:

Could someone please tell me what p/s/h means at the top and bottom
of the graves' lists?

What does Osv. mean before some names?

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