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IAJGS Resource Room Services #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857-2000) and newspaper archives and the Godfrey Library collection of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@RCN.COM


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre IAJGS Resource Room Services #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857-2000) and newspaper archives and the Godfrey Library collection of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@RCN.COM


Commemoration in Bekescsaba on June 25. #hungary

g_hirsch@...
 

As since many years, I am visiting Hungary and will be in Hungary >from 22. June until 17. July. I will attend the commemoration service in Bekescsaba in memory of our deportation >from the ghetto on 1944 June 25. to Austria and on June 26. to Auschwitz/Birkenau. I will spend some days in Budapest and some in Gyula were beside the thermalbath there is also the counties archive of Bekes the rest in Budapest.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch


Re: The Hebrew equivalent of Vilmos #hungary

Judy and Gary Floam <gfloam@...>
 

Just a further thought on this question: does the name "vilmos" have a
meaning in Hungarian? And does it have anything to do with wolves?
"Ze'ev" means wolf in Hebrew and the Yiddish-German-English counterparts to
that Hebrew name were often Wolf or William (including my father and one of
my mother's brothers).

Judy Floam
Baltimore, Md.

----- Original Message -----
From: Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@vms.huji.ac.il>
To: H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: Amos Israel Zezmer <amos.zezmer@wanadoo.fr>
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:14 PM
Subject: Re:[h-sig] The Hebrew equivalent of Vilmos


Amos Zezmer posted as follows:

"Would anyone know the Hebrew equivalent(s) of the given name Vilmos? Is
there anywhere on the web where one can look up secular given names and
their Hebrew equivalents?"

to which the Monitor replied as follows:

"Moderator: As countless subscribers have previously indicated, there are
no fixed Hungarian counterparts to Yiddish or Hebrew counterparts for
Hungarian names and, conversely and no fixed Yiddish or Hebrew versions of
secular Hungarian names. Those who wanted to Magyarize their shtetl names
might pick a name that sounded similar or began with the same letter but
might as easily pick a name that bore no resemblance whatsoever. Check the
Hungarian SIG archives for the many discussions that we've had on this
topic and for on-line references. Please respond off-list if you have
specific suggestions."

What the Moderator has written is correct, as far as it goes. However,
there is in fact a *linkage* made by the rabbis in Hungary between the
Hungarian secular name Vilmos and the two Hebrew names: Binyamin and
Ze'eyv. And this is pertinent to the questions of Mr. Zezmer.

The secular name Vilmos was widely used by Jews in Hungary, to the extent
that the rabbis who wrote Jewish legal tracts on the subject of the
linkage
between Hungarian (and German) secular names and these two Hebrew names,
set Jewish law as follows: If a Jew could be shown by the Divorce Rabbi
to
have used both the name Vilmos and the name Binyamin, then in a Jewish
contract (e.g., a Get, a Jewish divorce contract), he must be identified
(i.e., his name written) as Binyamin haMechune Vilmosh (written in Hebrew
characters, the *Yiddish* version of Vilmos being pronounced exactly like
the secular name). "haMechune" is a Hebrew legal term meaning "known as"
or "alias".

And the same was true of the two names Vilmos and Ze'eyv: Ze'eyv
haMechune
Vilmosh.

So, I it is possible to answer the question posed by Amos Zezmer
positively, in the limited sense I have described. The names were not
*equivalent* but they were rather linked to their Hebrew names
statistically through their frequency of use and Jewish Law. That is, a
researcher might reasonably expect to find sometimes one, sometimes the
other, and sometimes both of the linked secular and Hebrew names in
Hungarian documents. Mr. Zezmer should be on the lookout for the given
names Binyamin and Ze'eyv (or something close to these two names, such as
Binye (a Yiddish nickname for Binyamin) or Yomi (another such Yiddish
nickname).

It is also true, as the Moderator has stated, that a Jew with the name
Vilmos could also have been given at birth almost any of the other Hebrew
names which were used by Jews -- without any special linkage to them, just
low-level statistics. The names Binyamin and Ze'eyv were special in the
strong statistical connection of Vilmos to them.

In answer to the second question, the name Vilmos (and other) secular
names) can be found on the JewishGen Given Names Data Bases web site:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

by searching the Hungary GNDB for the name "Vilmos" using Global Plain
Text
Search (without the quotation marks). An update to this GNDB is now in
preparation and will contain a full set of the 500 German secular names
used by Hungarian Jews as well as about 50 Hungarian secular names also
used by them.

Shavu'a tov,

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel

This SIG (h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org) is hosted by
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Visit our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org

To post a message, please address it to <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Visit our website at http://www.jewishgen.org/hungary/
and check out the fabulous All-Hungary Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/
For back issues, search the H-SIG message archives at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop
Sign up for the JGFFAlert!
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html#q3.7
Watch for info on H-SIG events at the
26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
New York, NY, August 2006


Help JewishGen Help You!
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IAJGS Conf Resource Room #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857 2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library=92s =20
collection of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records =20
normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation=92s Visual =
History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage =20
licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish =20
and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a =20
variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed =20
at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg =20
Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, =20
Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in =20
using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@RCN.COM


Hungary SIG #Hungary Commemoration in Bekescsaba on June 25. #hungary

g_hirsch@...
 

As since many years, I am visiting Hungary and will be in Hungary >from 22. June until 17. July. I will attend the commemoration service in Bekescsaba in memory of our deportation >from the ghetto on 1944 June 25. to Austria and on June 26. to Auschwitz/Birkenau. I will spend some days in Budapest and some in Gyula were beside the thermalbath there is also the counties archive of Bekes the rest in Budapest.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Re:The Hebrew equivalent of Vilmos #hungary

Judy and Gary Floam <gfloam@...>
 

Just a further thought on this question: does the name "vilmos" have a
meaning in Hungarian? And does it have anything to do with wolves?
"Ze'ev" means wolf in Hebrew and the Yiddish-German-English counterparts to
that Hebrew name were often Wolf or William (including my father and one of
my mother's brothers).

Judy Floam
Baltimore, Md.

----- Original Message -----
From: Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@vms.huji.ac.il>
To: H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: Amos Israel Zezmer <amos.zezmer@wanadoo.fr>
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:14 PM
Subject: Re:[h-sig] The Hebrew equivalent of Vilmos


Amos Zezmer posted as follows:

"Would anyone know the Hebrew equivalent(s) of the given name Vilmos? Is
there anywhere on the web where one can look up secular given names and
their Hebrew equivalents?"

to which the Monitor replied as follows:

"Moderator: As countless subscribers have previously indicated, there are
no fixed Hungarian counterparts to Yiddish or Hebrew counterparts for
Hungarian names and, conversely and no fixed Yiddish or Hebrew versions of
secular Hungarian names. Those who wanted to Magyarize their shtetl names
might pick a name that sounded similar or began with the same letter but
might as easily pick a name that bore no resemblance whatsoever. Check the
Hungarian SIG archives for the many discussions that we've had on this
topic and for on-line references. Please respond off-list if you have
specific suggestions."

What the Moderator has written is correct, as far as it goes. However,
there is in fact a *linkage* made by the rabbis in Hungary between the
Hungarian secular name Vilmos and the two Hebrew names: Binyamin and
Ze'eyv. And this is pertinent to the questions of Mr. Zezmer.

The secular name Vilmos was widely used by Jews in Hungary, to the extent
that the rabbis who wrote Jewish legal tracts on the subject of the
linkage
between Hungarian (and German) secular names and these two Hebrew names,
set Jewish law as follows: If a Jew could be shown by the Divorce Rabbi
to
have used both the name Vilmos and the name Binyamin, then in a Jewish
contract (e.g., a Get, a Jewish divorce contract), he must be identified
(i.e., his name written) as Binyamin haMechune Vilmosh (written in Hebrew
characters, the *Yiddish* version of Vilmos being pronounced exactly like
the secular name). "haMechune" is a Hebrew legal term meaning "known as"
or "alias".

And the same was true of the two names Vilmos and Ze'eyv: Ze'eyv
haMechune
Vilmosh.

So, I it is possible to answer the question posed by Amos Zezmer
positively, in the limited sense I have described. The names were not
*equivalent* but they were rather linked to their Hebrew names
statistically through their frequency of use and Jewish Law. That is, a
researcher might reasonably expect to find sometimes one, sometimes the
other, and sometimes both of the linked secular and Hebrew names in
Hungarian documents. Mr. Zezmer should be on the lookout for the given
names Binyamin and Ze'eyv (or something close to these two names, such as
Binye (a Yiddish nickname for Binyamin) or Yomi (another such Yiddish
nickname).

It is also true, as the Moderator has stated, that a Jew with the name
Vilmos could also have been given at birth almost any of the other Hebrew
names which were used by Jews -- without any special linkage to them, just
low-level statistics. The names Binyamin and Ze'eyv were special in the
strong statistical connection of Vilmos to them.

In answer to the second question, the name Vilmos (and other) secular
names) can be found on the JewishGen Given Names Data Bases web site:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

by searching the Hungary GNDB for the name "Vilmos" using Global Plain
Text
Search (without the quotation marks). An update to this GNDB is now in
preparation and will contain a full set of the 500 German secular names
used by Hungarian Jews as well as about 50 Hungarian secular names also
used by them.

Shavu'a tov,

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel

This SIG (h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org) is hosted by
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Visit our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org

To post a message, please address it to <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Visit our website at http://www.jewishgen.org/hungary/
and check out the fabulous All-Hungary Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/
For back issues, search the H-SIG message archives at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop
Sign up for the JGFFAlert!
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html#q3.7
Watch for info on H-SIG events at the
26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
New York, NY, August 2006


Help JewishGen Help You!
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity
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Hungary SIG #Hungary IAJGS Conf Resource Room #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857 2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library=92s =20
collection of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records =20
normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation=92s Visual =
History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage =20
licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish =20
and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a =20
variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed =20
at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg =20
Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, =20
Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in =20
using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@RCN.COM


Re: Name Puzzle #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 3:28 PM -0700 6/17/06, <allan@gothicmeadows.com.au> wrote:

I know that there were derivations in surnames to signify whether the person was
male or female (KRZEPICKI/KRZEPICKA etc) but was it also common practice that a
daughter would be named with the mother's patronymic rather than the father's?
I don't know about daughters, but apparently it was not uncommon for
a son to adopt his matronymic (mother's surname) in place of his
patronymic (father's surname) in order to escape conscription into
the Czar's army by concealing his true identity.

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Puzzle #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 3:28 PM -0700 6/17/06, <allan@gothicmeadows.com.au> wrote:

I know that there were derivations in surnames to signify whether the person was
male or female (KRZEPICKI/KRZEPICKA etc) but was it also common practice that a
daughter would be named with the mother's patronymic rather than the father's?
I don't know about daughters, but apparently it was not uncommon for
a son to adopt his matronymic (mother's surname) in place of his
patronymic (father's surname) in order to escape conscription into
the Czar's army by concealing his true identity.

Judith Romney Wegner


ALCALAY (ALCALAI) Family #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Following the posting I sent here last 15 June, I receive a very
important information >from a Jewishgenner whom I thank very much. He
sent me the link http://www.kkjsm.org/ which includes an article
about the deportation and a list of the victims >from Janina
(Ioannina).

I was very surprised to read that the four persons (plus one) I was
searching for were deported >from Janina (Ioannina) and not >from
France, even if their death certificate with the mention "died in
deportation" was written down in France. It's matter of Moisis
ALKALAI (born 1894), Esther ALKALAI (1914), Iakov ALKALAI, Louiza
ALKALAI (1910), Chavoula ALKALAI nee KOFINA (1875). If these names
ring a bell somewhere, any information would be welcome.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ALCALAY (ALCALAI) Family #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Following the posting I sent here last 15 June, I receive a very
important information >from a Jewishgenner whom I thank very much. He
sent me the link http://www.kkjsm.org/ which includes an article
about the deportation and a list of the victims >from Janina
(Ioannina).

I was very surprised to read that the four persons (plus one) I was
searching for were deported >from Janina (Ioannina) and not >from
France, even if their death certificate with the mention "died in
deportation" was written down in France. It's matter of Moisis
ALKALAI (born 1894), Esther ALKALAI (1914), Iakov ALKALAI, Louiza
ALKALAI (1910), Chavoula ALKALAI nee KOFINA (1875). If these names
ring a bell somewhere, any information would be welcome.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Re: Finding a town in Hungary (or anywhere!) #general

Vivian Kahn
 

When searching for communities that were in Hungary in the 19th and
early 20th centuries it's important to remember that there have been
numerous border changes. After World War I parts of Hungary were
ceded to Romania and to the new country of Czechoslovakia. Some of
the latter areas are now part of Slovakia while other areas to the
east are now in the Ukraine. During WWII, some areas were briefly
returned to Hungary and then became parts of bordering nations after
the war.

Because of these border shifts the first thing you need to do, before
searching ShtetlSeeker, is find out the country in which your shtetl
is now located. The Hungarian SIG has an on-line cross-reference
list that can help you determine the present name and country of
places that used to be in Hungary. Go to the Hungarian SIG home
page, scroll down to the H- SIG cross reference guide and download
this very useful resource. We hope to eventually make this resource
searchable on-line.

If you know the old Hungarian name (not the Yiddish name) of a place
you can check the searchable 1913 Gazetteer at the Radix website, an
invaluable resource (second only to the H-SIG website, of course!)
for anyone who is researching Hungarian-Jewish roots. Go to
http://www.bogardi.com/gen/g168.shtml and enter all or part of the place
name in the search box to find out the country in which your shtetl
is now located.

Anyone researching Hungarian Jewish roots is also encouraged to send
messages to the Hungarian SIG mail list. We have almost 900
subscribers, quite a few of whom are fluent in Hungarian as well as
others who can give you info about where to search for old records.

Vivian Kahn, Hungarian SIG Coordinator

Mark Suss asked about finding his town in Hungary. Let me suggest
that we all keep in mind that wonderful JewishGen resource....
ShtetlSeeker.

The ShtetlSeeker does for towns what the JewishGen Family Finder
(JGFF) does for families....

http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/

go here, click on search by town name.... key in the name of your town,
click on the country it is in today...for this example... Hungary.
Once you see your town, note the longitude and latitude, click on "M"
and voila... you are connected to a MapQuest map of the area....
a map you can zoom into and out of... a map you can print and download...
what a wonderful resource!!!
--
Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, Wilton, Conn & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding a town in Hungary (or anywhere!) #general

Vivian Kahn
 

When searching for communities that were in Hungary in the 19th and
early 20th centuries it's important to remember that there have been
numerous border changes. After World War I parts of Hungary were
ceded to Romania and to the new country of Czechoslovakia. Some of
the latter areas are now part of Slovakia while other areas to the
east are now in the Ukraine. During WWII, some areas were briefly
returned to Hungary and then became parts of bordering nations after
the war.

Because of these border shifts the first thing you need to do, before
searching ShtetlSeeker, is find out the country in which your shtetl
is now located. The Hungarian SIG has an on-line cross-reference
list that can help you determine the present name and country of
places that used to be in Hungary. Go to the Hungarian SIG home
page, scroll down to the H- SIG cross reference guide and download
this very useful resource. We hope to eventually make this resource
searchable on-line.

If you know the old Hungarian name (not the Yiddish name) of a place
you can check the searchable 1913 Gazetteer at the Radix website, an
invaluable resource (second only to the H-SIG website, of course!)
for anyone who is researching Hungarian-Jewish roots. Go to
http://www.bogardi.com/gen/g168.shtml and enter all or part of the place
name in the search box to find out the country in which your shtetl
is now located.

Anyone researching Hungarian Jewish roots is also encouraged to send
messages to the Hungarian SIG mail list. We have almost 900
subscribers, quite a few of whom are fluent in Hungarian as well as
others who can give you info about where to search for old records.

Vivian Kahn, Hungarian SIG Coordinator

Mark Suss asked about finding his town in Hungary. Let me suggest
that we all keep in mind that wonderful JewishGen resource....
ShtetlSeeker.

The ShtetlSeeker does for towns what the JewishGen Family Finder
(JGFF) does for families....

http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/

go here, click on search by town name.... key in the name of your town,
click on the country it is in today...for this example... Hungary.
Once you see your town, note the longitude and latitude, click on "M"
and voila... you are connected to a MapQuest map of the area....
a map you can zoom into and out of... a map you can print and download...
what a wonderful resource!!!
--
Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, Wilton, Conn & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla


Re: Derivation of the name "JANKELSOHN" #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"robert roudman" <rcroudman@msn.com> wrote
I am interested in the derivation of the surname "JANKELSOHN". The person
I am interested in was born in Latvia around 1875. The name seems to take
several forms, such as JANKELSON, YANKELSON, IANKELZON.
There is certainly record of the name Jankelsohn in
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/J.htm which I gather is in Latvia.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Derivation of the name "JANKELSOHN" #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"robert roudman" <rcroudman@msn.com> wrote
I am interested in the derivation of the surname "JANKELSOHN". The person
I am interested in was born in Latvia around 1875. The name seems to take
several forms, such as JANKELSON, YANKELSON, IANKELZON.
There is certainly record of the name Jankelsohn in
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/J.htm which I gather is in Latvia.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


Mile End, London (in response to Fraida Cohen) #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear Fraida,

The district of London you couldn’t read is Mile End Old Town. Mile End had
Old Town & New Town subdistricts, which were sometimes known as MEOT & MENT.
Mile End was a district of the East End of London centred around Whitechapel
Road and was home to many thousands of Jews in the late 19th & early 20th
centuries. My grandmother was born in MEOT in 1913. These days, I think the
registration distract that covers Mile End is called Tower Hamlets, hence
the reference to “Hamlet”.

Hope this clarifies things for you a little,

Saul Marks
Liverpool, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mile End, London (in response to Fraida Cohen) #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear Fraida,

The district of London you couldn’t read is Mile End Old Town. Mile End had
Old Town & New Town subdistricts, which were sometimes known as MEOT & MENT.
Mile End was a district of the East End of London centred around Whitechapel
Road and was home to many thousands of Jews in the late 19th & early 20th
centuries. My grandmother was born in MEOT in 1913. These days, I think the
registration distract that covers Mile End is called Tower Hamlets, hence
the reference to “Hamlet”.

Hope this clarifies things for you a little,

Saul Marks
Liverpool, England


Dad's Missing 1904 ships manifest #general

spolansm@...
 

Searching” Nucum SPOLENSKY

Emigrated >from Novamirigrod, Russia
Left So. Hampton, England November 21, 1904
Arrived New York City November 27, 1904
Do have copies of the documented information on the subject,.
Am unable to locate Nucum my dad’s 1904 Ships Manifest.
The Ships information is recorded in his Naturalization papers, which I do
have a copy of, stating he left on the S.S. St Louis out of So. Hampton,
England. He is listed as arrived New York City at age 19, single a carpenter,
residing in New York City
Had brought his sister and his mother and brother over in 1906 all resided in New
York City.

Mart Florida
Martin Spolansky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dad's Missing 1904 ships manifest #general

spolansm@...
 

Searching” Nucum SPOLENSKY

Emigrated >from Novamirigrod, Russia
Left So. Hampton, England November 21, 1904
Arrived New York City November 27, 1904
Do have copies of the documented information on the subject,.
Am unable to locate Nucum my dad’s 1904 Ships Manifest.
The Ships information is recorded in his Naturalization papers, which I do
have a copy of, stating he left on the S.S. St Louis out of So. Hampton,
England. He is listed as arrived New York City at age 19, single a carpenter,
residing in New York City
Had brought his sister and his mother and brother over in 1906 all resided in New
York City.

Mart Florida
Martin Spolansky