Date   

The Sarospatak archives #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer <amos.zezmer@...>
 

Hello,

When in Kosice last year, I was told by the secretary of the Jewish
community that the Jewish records for Nagykapos, prior to the late
1800's, can be found in the archives in Sarospatak, northeast of Miskolc.

Does anyone know if this is a fact. And, if so, what are the steps to
accessing these archives?

Thank you.

Amos Zezmer
Yerres, France.

Researching SPIEGEL/Munkacs and region
ROTH/Nagykapos


Hungary SIG #Hungary The Sarospatak archives #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer <amos.zezmer@...>
 

Hello,

When in Kosice last year, I was told by the secretary of the Jewish
community that the Jewish records for Nagykapos, prior to the late
1800's, can be found in the archives in Sarospatak, northeast of Miskolc.

Does anyone know if this is a fact. And, if so, what are the steps to
accessing these archives?

Thank you.

Amos Zezmer
Yerres, France.

Researching SPIEGEL/Munkacs and region
ROTH/Nagykapos


Friday Sessions at IAJGS Conf-May 15 Early Registration Deadline #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Dear All,

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. Several exciting presentations,
including sessions of
particular interest to Hungarian SIG members, are planned for Friday
morning.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00
a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark
secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more
about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be
spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish
Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the
conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items
originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


All Hungary Database Status Update #hungary

Carol J. Robinson <caroljr@...>
 

The All Hungary Database is now three years old and continues to grow
due to H-SIG's dedicated volunteers. The AHD was first published in late
March 2003 with 45,000 records. We were proud to announce that the AHD
had over 140,000 records after one year and over 240,000 records after
two years. Now as of three years, the AHD has over 350,000 records.
That's about 100,000 records added per year, the majority of which are
transcribed by H-SIG members.

We just published an update of the 1869 Census database, thanks to the
incredibly prolific work by Marelynn Zipser. The new records are >from
Zemplen megye. We have additional records in the publication queue, so
the AHD will grow again in the near future.

We are making outstanding progress on current projects, including the
1848 Census, "Other Census," Vital Records, and Holocaust Memorial
projects (project coordinators Robert Neu, Eric Bloch, Sam Schleman,
and Carol Robinson respectively). If you are looking for ways to help,
contact me or the project coordinators. Another way to help is by
photographing Holocaust memorials and/or cemeteries in H-SIG areas.
Remember that we need entire memorials and individual panels as well as
entire cemeteries.

We have accomplished so much due to the dedication of the many
volunteers who have contributed their time and talent to the AHD. All I
can say is Koszonom, Danke, Dakujem, Multumesc, Toda and Thank You!

Carol Robinson
H-SIG Research Coordinator
Alameda, CA
caroljr@alamedanet.net


Hungary SIG #Hungary Friday Sessions at IAJGS Conf-May 15 Early Registration Deadline #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Dear All,

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. Several exciting presentations,
including sessions of
particular interest to Hungarian SIG members, are planned for Friday
morning.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00
a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark
secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more
about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be
spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish
Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the
conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items
originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


Hungary SIG #Hungary All Hungary Database Status Update #hungary

Carol J. Robinson <caroljr@...>
 

The All Hungary Database is now three years old and continues to grow
due to H-SIG's dedicated volunteers. The AHD was first published in late
March 2003 with 45,000 records. We were proud to announce that the AHD
had over 140,000 records after one year and over 240,000 records after
two years. Now as of three years, the AHD has over 350,000 records.
That's about 100,000 records added per year, the majority of which are
transcribed by H-SIG members.

We just published an update of the 1869 Census database, thanks to the
incredibly prolific work by Marelynn Zipser. The new records are >from
Zemplen megye. We have additional records in the publication queue, so
the AHD will grow again in the near future.

We are making outstanding progress on current projects, including the
1848 Census, "Other Census," Vital Records, and Holocaust Memorial
projects (project coordinators Robert Neu, Eric Bloch, Sam Schleman,
and Carol Robinson respectively). If you are looking for ways to help,
contact me or the project coordinators. Another way to help is by
photographing Holocaust memorials and/or cemeteries in H-SIG areas.
Remember that we need entire memorials and individual panels as well as
entire cemeteries.

We have accomplished so much due to the dedication of the many
volunteers who have contributed their time and talent to the AHD. All I
can say is Koszonom, Danke, Dakujem, Multumesc, Toda and Thank You!

Carol Robinson
H-SIG Research Coordinator
Alameda, CA
caroljr@alamedanet.net


Mezocsat Holocaust Memorial #hungary

Carol J. Robinson <caroljr@...>
 

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Schwarcz, the Mezocsat Holocaust
memorial has been transcribed and added to the Holocaust Memorial
Database. This database is searchable by searching the All Hungary
Database along with the memorials of 28 other towns. The Holocaust
memorial project is an active project, and we continue to collect and
transcribe photos of memorials in pre-Trianon areas.

Carol Robinson
H-SIG Research Coordinator
caroljr@alamedanet.net
Alameda, CA USA


Ida & Joseph Schwarcz wrote:

I was a child in Mezocsat before WW2 and I remember Glattstein's house and
store and that the cantor in the Synagogue was Kohn. He had a beautiful
voice. I have a photograph of the plaque in the cemetery of Mezocsat that
has the names of the persons taken to Auschwith and murdered in 1944. There
are Glattsteins and Kohns there.

Dr. Joseph M. Schwarcz

-----Original Message-----
From: macnietspingal@comcast.net [mailto:macnietspingal@comcast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 4:28 PM
To: H-SIG
Subject: [h-sig] Wikipedia helped me


I was searching the Wikipedia about Hungary because of the Dracula story on
the History Channel. Noticed they had all these cities listed and I had this
letter >from my father's sister which gave some birth info. Yep the city is
correct and listed in the Wikipedia and has a history page: Mezocsat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mez%C5%91cs%C3%A1t.

His name was Eugene Jeno Kohn which he changed to Kowan when moved to the
US. That's where my father was born. I am named for his mom: Ethel
Glattstein. This is my first real reading of the letter. If I'm reading it
right, MY GOODNESS, I was the Secretary to a Dr. Irwin Glattstein at G.W.U.
Hillel, 1949. I consider him one of my life mentors, a wonderful person who
is responsible for how I read and talk about the Bible. No way, not
possible. Ethel died there.

My paternal grandfather, Illes Kohn who became Rev. Elias Kohn at the Temple
On the Heights, Cleveland was born in what looks like
Szau(n?)to, Abai(u?)j. In the Wikipedia I couldn't find anthing like the
Sz... town name but the Megye closest I could see was Abauj-Torna, a merger
of two counties on the right bank of the Tirza.

All of this info is related to the Kohn Chapel of the Temple On The Heights
in Cleveland.

I have a first cousin of whom I've lost track. Esther (Mrs. B.) Greenfield,
Van Nuys, CA. My last mail contact was 04/05/83. There I met my
grandfather's brother, Dr. Maurice Kowan a few years earlier. He is
mentioned on the Web with respect to Laetrile. He told me all about it. He
explained why he changed his name. The rest of the family remained Kohn. My
father changed his name to his uncle's when he came to the US.

I have picture of my father with a female companion in a Hungarian festival
in Cleveland in Hungarian costume.

Ethel Kowan Saltz
Greenbelt MD

Moderator: Have you checked the JewishGen website and the All-Hungary
Database for information about these places? I suspect that you will find
more reliable information than what is available at Wikipedia. Szanto is
the former name of a place in Abauj-Torna megye (county) that is now
Abaujszanto, Hungary. Mezocsat, Hungary is in Borsad megye. The All-Hungary
Database also includes a list of names of martyrs >from the Holocaust
memorial in Mezocsat at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/HolocaustMemorials.htm> I'm not
sure what this all has to do with Dracula or what information you are seeing
from H-SIG subscribers. If you are looking for information about the KOHN
family >from Abaujszanto, you are more likely to get useful responses if your
subject line says KOHN fm Abaujszanto or Mezocsat.


Photo identification #hungary

Tomer Brunner
 

Dear friends,
please take a look at the photo in the following ViewMath link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7799

This photo was probably taken in Hungary in the early 1900s and was found
among DUSCHINSKY and REICH family papers, but I have no idea who is in it.

Please reply directly to me if you recognize anyone.
Thanks for any help!

Tomer Brunner, Israel

( please note that since next week the image will be in the ViewMath
archive.
Image number: VM7799 )


Hungary SIG #Hungary Mezocsat Holocaust Memorial #hungary

Carol J. Robinson <caroljr@...>
 

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Schwarcz, the Mezocsat Holocaust
memorial has been transcribed and added to the Holocaust Memorial
Database. This database is searchable by searching the All Hungary
Database along with the memorials of 28 other towns. The Holocaust
memorial project is an active project, and we continue to collect and
transcribe photos of memorials in pre-Trianon areas.

Carol Robinson
H-SIG Research Coordinator
caroljr@alamedanet.net
Alameda, CA USA


Ida & Joseph Schwarcz wrote:

I was a child in Mezocsat before WW2 and I remember Glattstein's house and
store and that the cantor in the Synagogue was Kohn. He had a beautiful
voice. I have a photograph of the plaque in the cemetery of Mezocsat that
has the names of the persons taken to Auschwith and murdered in 1944. There
are Glattsteins and Kohns there.

Dr. Joseph M. Schwarcz

-----Original Message-----
From: macnietspingal@comcast.net [mailto:macnietspingal@comcast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 4:28 PM
To: H-SIG
Subject: [h-sig] Wikipedia helped me


I was searching the Wikipedia about Hungary because of the Dracula story on
the History Channel. Noticed they had all these cities listed and I had this
letter >from my father's sister which gave some birth info. Yep the city is
correct and listed in the Wikipedia and has a history page: Mezocsat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mez%C5%91cs%C3%A1t.

His name was Eugene Jeno Kohn which he changed to Kowan when moved to the
US. That's where my father was born. I am named for his mom: Ethel
Glattstein. This is my first real reading of the letter. If I'm reading it
right, MY GOODNESS, I was the Secretary to a Dr. Irwin Glattstein at G.W.U.
Hillel, 1949. I consider him one of my life mentors, a wonderful person who
is responsible for how I read and talk about the Bible. No way, not
possible. Ethel died there.

My paternal grandfather, Illes Kohn who became Rev. Elias Kohn at the Temple
On the Heights, Cleveland was born in what looks like
Szau(n?)to, Abai(u?)j. In the Wikipedia I couldn't find anthing like the
Sz... town name but the Megye closest I could see was Abauj-Torna, a merger
of two counties on the right bank of the Tirza.

All of this info is related to the Kohn Chapel of the Temple On The Heights
in Cleveland.

I have a first cousin of whom I've lost track. Esther (Mrs. B.) Greenfield,
Van Nuys, CA. My last mail contact was 04/05/83. There I met my
grandfather's brother, Dr. Maurice Kowan a few years earlier. He is
mentioned on the Web with respect to Laetrile. He told me all about it. He
explained why he changed his name. The rest of the family remained Kohn. My
father changed his name to his uncle's when he came to the US.

I have picture of my father with a female companion in a Hungarian festival
in Cleveland in Hungarian costume.

Ethel Kowan Saltz
Greenbelt MD

Moderator: Have you checked the JewishGen website and the All-Hungary
Database for information about these places? I suspect that you will find
more reliable information than what is available at Wikipedia. Szanto is
the former name of a place in Abauj-Torna megye (county) that is now
Abaujszanto, Hungary. Mezocsat, Hungary is in Borsad megye. The All-Hungary
Database also includes a list of names of martyrs >from the Holocaust
memorial in Mezocsat at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/HolocaustMemorials.htm> I'm not
sure what this all has to do with Dracula or what information you are seeing
from H-SIG subscribers. If you are looking for information about the KOHN
family >from Abaujszanto, you are more likely to get useful responses if your
subject line says KOHN fm Abaujszanto or Mezocsat.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Photo identification #hungary

Tomer Brunner
 

Dear friends,
please take a look at the photo in the following ViewMath link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7799

This photo was probably taken in Hungary in the early 1900s and was found
among DUSCHINSKY and REICH family papers, but I have no idea who is in it.

Please reply directly to me if you recognize anyone.
Thanks for any help!

Tomer Brunner, Israel

( please note that since next week the image will be in the ViewMath
archive.
Image number: VM7799 )


Re: German Naming practices in 19th century #germany

Daniel Sachs <sachsmd@...>
 

I have family records with supporting documentation
that indicate that, among the Jews of Prague in 1579,
surnames were already common. Anyone interested in
further details can contact me directly.

Daniel Sachs Bethesda, Maryland sachsmd@yahoo.com

MODERATOR NOTE: All replies by private email, please.
The subject was naming practices in a specific German city,
far >from Prague.


German SIG #Germany Re:German Naming practices in 19th century #germany

Daniel Sachs <sachsmd@...>
 

I have family records with supporting documentation
that indicate that, among the Jews of Prague in 1579,
surnames were already common. Anyone interested in
further details can contact me directly.

Daniel Sachs Bethesda, Maryland sachsmd@yahoo.com

MODERATOR NOTE: All replies by private email, please.
The subject was naming practices in a specific German city,
far >from Prague.


Early registration fee for Conference ends May 15 #warsaw #poland

Nicole BERLINE <nberline@...>
 

-------- Message original --------

De: Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@earthlink.net>

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


Re: Help identifying Polish city on Russian-German border during WWI #warsaw #poland

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Dear Gary,

Although you may have received several answers to your posting, I doubt than
anyone responding top your posting can help you with the information you
have given..

The first place she should think of doing is to go to the nearest office of
the American Red Cross and make an application to the International Tracing
Service in Arolsen in Germany who only purpose in being is to trace people
whe were lost in the Holocaust. Howver, you must give all the informatio
you have including first names (presuming the last name was Katz) ages oof
birth or estimates and the relationshipsd and any other know information,
This is a long term process, perhaps as long as a year.

Then go into jewishgen.org and post your names on the JGFF and look for
other Katz's near Warsaw.

You also need to try to find their home town shtetl's by looking at any
available death or birth certificates or other documents that might have
homre town's on them. The description of the shtetl could describe hundreds
of potential communities, in fact all of them in the area you describe.

Actually, you should get a map of the area you describe and start to delimit
the communities.

You also don't mention >from whom he received notice of their deaths. This
could be important in this discussion. How did this person know of these
events? Why did thisas person have this information and what else does this
person know.

Now, also go onto the Yad VaShem site and look oon the Pages of Testimony
(POT) by name and see if the relatives were reported. Look for their
communities on the P O T's.

Look in the the JRI records for their names and see if you can locate the
names and see what communities they are listed in. If they are listed any
place in a community, a shtetl, look for a Yizkor Book for the community and
see if they are mentioned in the Yizkor Book. If the Yizkor Book has not
been translated probably the Necrology (list of those who were killed in the
Shoah)has been translated and is on line.

Further more, once you have a community, contact Yad VaShem and ask yhrem
for the Report of the Russian Extraordinary Commission report on the
communty and for his family names in the report.

Incidentally,Joe certainly knows his own community. That's may be where his
relatives probably will be listed.

Good luck.

Joe Fibel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Katz" <katzgary@comcast.net>
To: "Warszawa Research Group" <warszawa@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 4:46 PM
Subject: [warszawa] Help identifying Polish city on Russian-German border
during WWI


I recently located the following April 7, 1921 newspaper article
related to my KATZ family in the Bismarck (North Dakota) Tribune. I'd
greatly appreciate if anyone can help me identify the Polish city
that is described.

FAMILY WIPED OUT IN WORLD WAR, SAYS NIECE

Joe Katz after Six Years Without Letters Receive News of Deaths


Joe Katz received word today >from a niece in Poland that three
brothers and two sisters were killed during the World war.

Mr. Katz has been trying for six years to get in communications with
some of his relatives in Poland, but today message of death was the
first once which he has received.

His niece said that she did not know whether they had been shot or
starved to death.

They lived about 150 miles west of Warsaw in a small city in which
the Russians and Germans clashed 16 times during the war.

The writer declared that the brothers and sisters had been driven out
of their homes and everything which they had had been taken. They
were all well to do.


In the mid-1800s, the family had lived in the Vilna area.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.


Gary Katz
Santa Clara, CA 95051

SEARCHING: KATZ, GOLEMBA, BLUMENFELD, BOHRER, BENNETT, HERTZ,
BERKOWITZ, SCHOENFELD, SPINNER, TEITELBAUM, SCHNEIDER, ADOLF,
RABINOWITZ, MORDOHOVICH, CHERNIAK, MOSHEVITZKY


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Early registration fee for Conference ends May 15 #warsaw #poland

Nicole BERLINE <nberline@...>
 

-------- Message original --------

De: Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@earthlink.net>

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: Help identifying Polish city on Russian-German border during WWI #warsaw #poland

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Dear Gary,

Although you may have received several answers to your posting, I doubt than
anyone responding top your posting can help you with the information you
have given..

The first place she should think of doing is to go to the nearest office of
the American Red Cross and make an application to the International Tracing
Service in Arolsen in Germany who only purpose in being is to trace people
whe were lost in the Holocaust. Howver, you must give all the informatio
you have including first names (presuming the last name was Katz) ages oof
birth or estimates and the relationshipsd and any other know information,
This is a long term process, perhaps as long as a year.

Then go into jewishgen.org and post your names on the JGFF and look for
other Katz's near Warsaw.

You also need to try to find their home town shtetl's by looking at any
available death or birth certificates or other documents that might have
homre town's on them. The description of the shtetl could describe hundreds
of potential communities, in fact all of them in the area you describe.

Actually, you should get a map of the area you describe and start to delimit
the communities.

You also don't mention >from whom he received notice of their deaths. This
could be important in this discussion. How did this person know of these
events? Why did thisas person have this information and what else does this
person know.

Now, also go onto the Yad VaShem site and look oon the Pages of Testimony
(POT) by name and see if the relatives were reported. Look for their
communities on the P O T's.

Look in the the JRI records for their names and see if you can locate the
names and see what communities they are listed in. If they are listed any
place in a community, a shtetl, look for a Yizkor Book for the community and
see if they are mentioned in the Yizkor Book. If the Yizkor Book has not
been translated probably the Necrology (list of those who were killed in the
Shoah)has been translated and is on line.

Further more, once you have a community, contact Yad VaShem and ask yhrem
for the Report of the Russian Extraordinary Commission report on the
communty and for his family names in the report.

Incidentally,Joe certainly knows his own community. That's may be where his
relatives probably will be listed.

Good luck.

Joe Fibel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Katz" <katzgary@comcast.net>
To: "Warszawa Research Group" <warszawa@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 4:46 PM
Subject: [warszawa] Help identifying Polish city on Russian-German border
during WWI


I recently located the following April 7, 1921 newspaper article
related to my KATZ family in the Bismarck (North Dakota) Tribune. I'd
greatly appreciate if anyone can help me identify the Polish city
that is described.

FAMILY WIPED OUT IN WORLD WAR, SAYS NIECE

Joe Katz after Six Years Without Letters Receive News of Deaths


Joe Katz received word today >from a niece in Poland that three
brothers and two sisters were killed during the World war.

Mr. Katz has been trying for six years to get in communications with
some of his relatives in Poland, but today message of death was the
first once which he has received.

His niece said that she did not know whether they had been shot or
starved to death.

They lived about 150 miles west of Warsaw in a small city in which
the Russians and Germans clashed 16 times during the war.

The writer declared that the brothers and sisters had been driven out
of their homes and everything which they had had been taken. They
were all well to do.


In the mid-1800s, the family had lived in the Vilna area.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.


Gary Katz
Santa Clara, CA 95051

SEARCHING: KATZ, GOLEMBA, BLUMENFELD, BOHRER, BENNETT, HERTZ,
BERKOWITZ, SCHOENFELD, SPINNER, TEITELBAUM, SCHNEIDER, ADOLF,
RABINOWITZ, MORDOHOVICH, CHERNIAK, MOSHEVITZKY


FW: HERSHKOWITZ -- from Romania to Chicago #general

C & V <proprius@...>
 

A member of a congregation in a small town in Ohio was kind
enough to photograph some tombstones for me. She has told me about
wanting to find information about her grandfather, but does not how to
go about it, so I told her I would help her.
Here is what is already known about him:
Marcus HERSHKOWITZ came >from Romania. He died around 1940 in
Chicago. He was a lawyer. He came to this country before 1902, when his
daughter was born.
Are there divorce records for Chicago going back that far,
because he was divorced, perhaps even before 1902?
I am not familiar with researching in Chicago. I have sent a
request to the Chicago Public Library to see if there is an obituary or
death notice for Marcus HERSHKOWITZ. I have looked at the online
Illinois death certificate index. I have checked the online Jewish
burial site. I have contacted HERSHKOWITZ researchers on the Family
Finder. I checked the Ellis Island db through Steve Morse's site.
I would appreciate any suggestions >from Chicago researchers, or
if the name is familiar to anyone, please contact me privately.

TIA,
Cynthia Spikell
Cleveland, Ohio


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FW: HERSHKOWITZ -- from Romania to Chicago #general

C & V <proprius@...>
 

A member of a congregation in a small town in Ohio was kind
enough to photograph some tombstones for me. She has told me about
wanting to find information about her grandfather, but does not how to
go about it, so I told her I would help her.
Here is what is already known about him:
Marcus HERSHKOWITZ came >from Romania. He died around 1940 in
Chicago. He was a lawyer. He came to this country before 1902, when his
daughter was born.
Are there divorce records for Chicago going back that far,
because he was divorced, perhaps even before 1902?
I am not familiar with researching in Chicago. I have sent a
request to the Chicago Public Library to see if there is an obituary or
death notice for Marcus HERSHKOWITZ. I have looked at the online
Illinois death certificate index. I have checked the online Jewish
burial site. I have contacted HERSHKOWITZ researchers on the Family
Finder. I checked the Ellis Island db through Steve Morse's site.
I would appreciate any suggestions >from Chicago researchers, or
if the name is familiar to anyone, please contact me privately.

TIA,
Cynthia Spikell
Cleveland, Ohio


Re: Help finding family in Dnipropetrovsk or Khmelnytska, Ukraine #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Henoch Duboff asked about a MAILSHANKER family in Dnipropetrovsk or
Khmelnytska, Ukraine. If you do a soundex search for MAILSHANKER at
JRI-Poland, you will find possible Polish spellings of the surname, such as
MELSZENKIER. There was also a B. MELSZYNKIER working in Sejny, Bialostock
woj. in 1930.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Help finding family in Dnipropetrovsk or Khmelnytska, Ukraine #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Henoch Duboff asked about a MAILSHANKER family in Dnipropetrovsk or
Khmelnytska, Ukraine. If you do a soundex search for MAILSHANKER at
JRI-Poland, you will find possible Polish spellings of the surname, such as
MELSZENKIER. There was also a B. MELSZYNKIER working in Sejny, Bialostock
woj. in 1930.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.