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Re: Transylvania Jews #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Alexandra Vozick Hans wrote:

Has anyone visited Transylvania especially Craciunesti? Are there Jewish
landmarks and is a community living there now?
Thank you. Alexandra Vozick Hans

There is some information on website about the business located in this
area in Transylvania, Romania. Since site is in English, you might want
to ask this site webmaster about the Jewish landmarks in this area. I
usually do, and surprisingly, no one refuses the answer, webmasters are
very polite people and they are helping a lot.

For JewishGeners who are looking for the exotic places of their
ancestors - try first search through the Web (I found Infoseek and
Yahoo as a very helpful search enginees in this matter) and just type
name of shtetl you are looking for. Results could be amazing sometimes,
and do not hesitate to talk to the site webmaster.

Good luck

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Transylvania Jews #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Alexandra Vozick Hans wrote:

Has anyone visited Transylvania especially Craciunesti? Are there Jewish
landmarks and is a community living there now?
Thank you. Alexandra Vozick Hans

There is some information on website about the business located in this
area in Transylvania, Romania. Since site is in English, you might want
to ask this site webmaster about the Jewish landmarks in this area. I
usually do, and surprisingly, no one refuses the answer, webmasters are
very polite people and they are helping a lot.

For JewishGeners who are looking for the exotic places of their
ancestors - try first search through the Web (I found Infoseek and
Yahoo as a very helpful search enginees in this matter) and just type
name of shtetl you are looking for. Results could be amazing sometimes,
and do not hesitate to talk to the site webmaster.

Good luck

Alexander Sharon


searching SOHAR #general

Arlene Weiss <Balbec@...>
 

I have photos in my family album of the "SOHAR" family, dating back to the
turn of the century and the 1920's. One photo is a family portrait taken
possibly in Riga. Two photos were taken in New York. The name "Mary Sohar"
is written on one of these photographs. I believe she was my grandmother's
sister. My grandmother's name was Esther Volk HURWITZ. I'd love to find
relatives associated with these photos.

Arlene Weiss, Chicago
also searching: SCHWARTZBERG >from Rokiskis area, HURWITZ from
Svencionys/Riga


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching SOHAR #general

Arlene Weiss <Balbec@...>
 

I have photos in my family album of the "SOHAR" family, dating back to the
turn of the century and the 1920's. One photo is a family portrait taken
possibly in Riga. Two photos were taken in New York. The name "Mary Sohar"
is written on one of these photographs. I believe she was my grandmother's
sister. My grandmother's name was Esther Volk HURWITZ. I'd love to find
relatives associated with these photos.

Arlene Weiss, Chicago
also searching: SCHWARTZBERG >from Rokiskis area, HURWITZ from
Svencionys/Riga


Re: German-Jewish Peerage #general

HMaut70937@...
 

I have a 20-page index to the " Semigothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch,
Aristokratisches-Juedischeer Heiraten " published in 1914 by Kyffhauser Verlag
in Munich, which I copied many, many years ago, at the Family History Library.
I do not have the book, which has 523 pages. .
Herb Mautner, Sherman Oaks, Calif


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: German-Jewish Peerage #general

HMaut70937@...
 

I have a 20-page index to the " Semigothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch,
Aristokratisches-Juedischeer Heiraten " published in 1914 by Kyffhauser Verlag
in Munich, which I copied many, many years ago, at the Family History Library.
I do not have the book, which has 523 pages. .
Herb Mautner, Sherman Oaks, Calif


Re: Interwar antisemitic legislation in Hungary. #hungary

BABSK@...
 

For more information about interwar and other Hungarian antisemitism -
as well as an excellent general history, read the Patai book that was
discussed on H-sig some months ago.

Barbara Kaufman


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Interwar antisemitic legislation in Hungary. #hungary

BABSK@...
 

For more information about interwar and other Hungarian antisemitism -
as well as an excellent general history, read the Patai book that was
discussed on H-sig some months ago.

Barbara Kaufman


Re: Itsko/Isaac #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

MBernet@aol.com wrote:

In a message dated 98-11-19 18:14:12 EST, jjg613@AOL.COM writes:

<< They are all the same name. Yitzhak is the hebrew equivalent of the name
Isaac. Itsig and Itsko are both Yiddish diminutives of the name. >>

First things first. Yitzhak, is Hebrew, nearly 4000 yo. It's not the
equivalent of a name some three millenia later. It'ds the original.
Isaac is the English verion via Greek & Latin. Aall THIS the equivalent.
Itsik is the Yiddish diminuitive of Yitzhak.
Itsko sounds to me like a Romanian diminuitive. It's not the way Yiddish
diminuitives are formed. Munkatsch etc. is in a region where Hungarians,
Romanians, Poles and Ukrainians co-existed. I'm not sure which country it now
is part of.

Michael Bernet, New York
Itsko is indeed Romanian diminutive (name Itskovici, Ickovici are
derived from), but traces can be also found in Ukrainian - eg.
Ickovicz/Itsykowicz, probably originated in area of Tchernowitz
(Czernowice) between the rivers Dniestr and Prut, where both cultures,
Romanian and Ukrainian have met.

Muntkasch (Munkac) is known as Mukacevo and together with the close by
central town of Ungvar(Uzgorod/Uzhhorod) those locations are presently
under the Ukrainian rule. Area is now called Zakarpatskaya Ukraina
(Transkarpatian Ukraine). Region was originally populated by the Rusins
(Transkarpatian Ukrainians), Slovaks, Hungarians (Magyars) and Jews.
There existed also small Romanian and Gypsies minorites, but Polish
population was rather unknown - you are probably confusing Slovaks with
the Poles, both tribes are Slavs, but a bit different.

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Itsko/Isaac #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

MBernet@aol.com wrote:

In a message dated 98-11-19 18:14:12 EST, jjg613@AOL.COM writes:

<< They are all the same name. Yitzhak is the hebrew equivalent of the name
Isaac. Itsig and Itsko are both Yiddish diminutives of the name. >>

First things first. Yitzhak, is Hebrew, nearly 4000 yo. It's not the
equivalent of a name some three millenia later. It'ds the original.
Isaac is the English verion via Greek & Latin. Aall THIS the equivalent.
Itsik is the Yiddish diminuitive of Yitzhak.
Itsko sounds to me like a Romanian diminuitive. It's not the way Yiddish
diminuitives are formed. Munkatsch etc. is in a region where Hungarians,
Romanians, Poles and Ukrainians co-existed. I'm not sure which country it now
is part of.

Michael Bernet, New York
Itsko is indeed Romanian diminutive (name Itskovici, Ickovici are
derived from), but traces can be also found in Ukrainian - eg.
Ickovicz/Itsykowicz, probably originated in area of Tchernowitz
(Czernowice) between the rivers Dniestr and Prut, where both cultures,
Romanian and Ukrainian have met.

Muntkasch (Munkac) is known as Mukacevo and together with the close by
central town of Ungvar(Uzgorod/Uzhhorod) those locations are presently
under the Ukrainian rule. Area is now called Zakarpatskaya Ukraina
(Transkarpatian Ukraine). Region was originally populated by the Rusins
(Transkarpatian Ukrainians), Slovaks, Hungarians (Magyars) and Jews.
There existed also small Romanian and Gypsies minorites, but Polish
population was rather unknown - you are probably confusing Slovaks with
the Poles, both tribes are Slavs, but a bit different.

Alexander Sharon


Searching WOLFSOHN-WOLSON-WOLFSON-VULFSON #general

DonHWphoto@...
 

The actual family name is unknown. Family came >from Panevezys,
Russia, 1880-1885. Tried to research the following; Hamburg
Passenger List, Census 1910 &1920; Cemetery Records; Marriage
Licenses. Have naturalization papers, death certificates for
grandfather; grandmother; father; mother; my mothers mother .I've
researched The Hamagid Database.

Donald Wilson
927 Ferngate Lane
Creve Coeur, MO 63141


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching WOLFSOHN-WOLSON-WOLFSON-VULFSON #general

DonHWphoto@...
 

The actual family name is unknown. Family came >from Panevezys,
Russia, 1880-1885. Tried to research the following; Hamburg
Passenger List, Census 1910 &1920; Cemetery Records; Marriage
Licenses. Have naturalization papers, death certificates for
grandfather; grandmother; father; mother; my mothers mother .I've
researched The Hamagid Database.

Donald Wilson
927 Ferngate Lane
Creve Coeur, MO 63141


Searching: Sarah FLASTER #general

Stargzr100@...
 

I am searching for any information on Sarah (Sallie) FLASTER. Born 1819.
Died January 19, 1924 in Kovesfalva (Kamjonka), Hungary. She had 5 children
Max, Karolina, Hannah, Adolph and Jakob.

Thanks, Rosie Blum, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Stargzr100@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Sarah FLASTER #general

Stargzr100@...
 

I am searching for any information on Sarah (Sallie) FLASTER. Born 1819.
Died January 19, 1924 in Kovesfalva (Kamjonka), Hungary. She had 5 children
Max, Karolina, Hannah, Adolph and Jakob.

Thanks, Rosie Blum, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Stargzr100@aol.com


Re: Genealogy and Genetics #general

Linda Olson <lgo1@...>
 

David Lewin wrote:

I have sudddnely been thrust into interest about genetics vs. genealogy. I
am having to deal with Prostatic Cancer (thankfully discovered early with
an "improved PSA blood test" ) and the doctors all asked about my father
and grandfathers.

I am certain that our awareness has not yet reached the level where anyone
records illnesses or causes of death as part of Genealogy. Am I right?
Ought this not to be added?

David Lewin
London

MODERATOR NOTE: Genetics and genealogy has been often discussed
on this forum. To read the messages posted on this subject search
the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives, where you will find all
messages posted after September 1993. It can be accessed directly
from our home page : http//www.jewishgen.org
I saw your posting and I think it is a very important aspect of our
searchings-that we identify for future generations. Unfortunately, medical
science has not been as advanced as today.,and many conditions of death were a
"match-up" or guess. This is why we must take care and keep very good family
records now. I wish you well and good health. Have you read "The Prostrate
Book" I purchased it for a friend of mine some years back; it is aa good
resource. Linda


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Genealogy and Genetics #general

Linda Olson <lgo1@...>
 

David Lewin wrote:

I have sudddnely been thrust into interest about genetics vs. genealogy. I
am having to deal with Prostatic Cancer (thankfully discovered early with
an "improved PSA blood test" ) and the doctors all asked about my father
and grandfathers.

I am certain that our awareness has not yet reached the level where anyone
records illnesses or causes of death as part of Genealogy. Am I right?
Ought this not to be added?

David Lewin
London

MODERATOR NOTE: Genetics and genealogy has been often discussed
on this forum. To read the messages posted on this subject search
the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives, where you will find all
messages posted after September 1993. It can be accessed directly
from our home page : http//www.jewishgen.org
I saw your posting and I think it is a very important aspect of our
searchings-that we identify for future generations. Unfortunately, medical
science has not been as advanced as today.,and many conditions of death were a
"match-up" or guess. This is why we must take care and keep very good family
records now. I wish you well and good health. Have you read "The Prostrate
Book" I purchased it for a friend of mine some years back; it is aa good
resource. Linda


Nomenclature #general

Diane Frankel <dfrankel@...>
 

As a matter of interest, I wonder if anyone has an explanation as to why a
sibling of a grandparent is commonly referred to as a Great Aunt or Uncle.
I believe that that person should be a Grand Aunt or Uncle. A kinship
report on one of the computer programs seems to agree with me.

Diane Frankel
North Miami Beach, FL
dfrankel@icanect.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nomenclature #general

Diane Frankel <dfrankel@...>
 

As a matter of interest, I wonder if anyone has an explanation as to why a
sibling of a grandparent is commonly referred to as a Great Aunt or Uncle.
I believe that that person should be a Grand Aunt or Uncle. A kinship
report on one of the computer programs seems to agree with me.

Diane Frankel
North Miami Beach, FL
dfrankel@icanect.net


Reparations #general

Ellen Sattler-Harpin <EHarpin@...>
 

Shalom,
I have not seen any mention on any of the sites of Reparations paid by
Germany for losses sustained during the Holocaust. I know sometime
around the late fifites/early sixties, my grandmother received a payment
from Germany. It was about the same time that she also found she had a
brother who had survived and come to the USA and two nieces who had also
survived. We were in Los Angeles at the time, so I wonder where she
might have filed, how I could get the information on who and what she
claimed on the forms? Any suggestions would be most welcome as I'm
having a difficult time tracing back to Austria/Poland. Thanks so much.
Ellen Sattler-Harpin mailto: EHarpin@webtv.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reparations #general

Ellen Sattler-Harpin <EHarpin@...>
 

Shalom,
I have not seen any mention on any of the sites of Reparations paid by
Germany for losses sustained during the Holocaust. I know sometime
around the late fifites/early sixties, my grandmother received a payment
from Germany. It was about the same time that she also found she had a
brother who had survived and come to the USA and two nieces who had also
survived. We were in Los Angeles at the time, so I wonder where she
might have filed, how I could get the information on who and what she
claimed on the forms? Any suggestions would be most welcome as I'm
having a difficult time tracing back to Austria/Poland. Thanks so much.
Ellen Sattler-Harpin mailto: EHarpin@webtv.net