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Marriages and death certificates #southafrica

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

Can anyone direct me as to how I can get the marriage details of a member of
the family >from Springs, Transvaal, and the death certificate (with cause of
death) of my grandmother >from Brakpan? Who do I write to?

Looking forward to hearing >from you.
Best regards,

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Springs.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Marriages and death certificates #southafrica

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

Can anyone direct me as to how I can get the marriage details of a member of
the family >from Springs, Transvaal, and the death certificate (with cause of
death) of my grandmother >from Brakpan? Who do I write to?

Looking forward to hearing >from you.
Best regards,

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Springs.


A family visit from South Africa to USA in 1938 #southafrica

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

My grandfather >from Brakpan went to visit his brother in Minneapolis, USA in
1938 whom he had not seen for 37 years since they left Lithuania. I have
been trying to imagine the route he took and the time it may have taken.
My guess is that he travelled >from Johannesburg to Cape Town by train. >from
there took a boat to England, and >from there a boat to New York. the
journey may have taken about 6 weeks?
Were there any boats direct >from Cape Town to the USA in 1939?
Is there anywhere I can find details of which boat he may have taken?

I would appreciate some ideas.
Best regards,

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Israel


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica A family visit from South Africa to USA in 1938 #southafrica

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

My grandfather >from Brakpan went to visit his brother in Minneapolis, USA in
1938 whom he had not seen for 37 years since they left Lithuania. I have
been trying to imagine the route he took and the time it may have taken.
My guess is that he travelled >from Johannesburg to Cape Town by train. >from
there took a boat to England, and >from there a boat to New York. the
journey may have taken about 6 weeks?
Were there any boats direct >from Cape Town to the USA in 1939?
Is there anywhere I can find details of which boat he may have taken?

I would appreciate some ideas.
Best regards,

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Israel


Re: Jews deported to Siberian Gulags #belarus

Les Culank <les.culank@...>
 

On an iMac, one can click on the flag in the menu along the top edge,
and open up access to other character sets. I activated the russian
(ie cyrillic) alphabet, then using a helpful picture of a cyrillic
keyboard >from the link below, I have typed in several of our family
surnames and found prisoners listed. Thank you for the memo.ru url

http://www.du.edu/langlit/russian/russify.html#keyboard

Best wishes,
Les
Jenny & Les Culank, Cambridge UK
GATOFF/GATOVSKY/FISHKIN Minsk, LITT Dvinsk, HOFFMAN Kiev
CULANK/-G/FLECHER Warsaw, SCHNEIDER Zagare, MELCHER/LAPIDUS Silale Luoke


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Jews deported to Siberian Gulags #belarus

Les Culank <les.culank@...>
 

On an iMac, one can click on the flag in the menu along the top edge,
and open up access to other character sets. I activated the russian
(ie cyrillic) alphabet, then using a helpful picture of a cyrillic
keyboard >from the link below, I have typed in several of our family
surnames and found prisoners listed. Thank you for the memo.ru url

http://www.du.edu/langlit/russian/russify.html#keyboard

Best wishes,
Les
Jenny & Les Culank, Cambridge UK
GATOFF/GATOVSKY/FISHKIN Minsk, LITT Dvinsk, HOFFMAN Kiev
CULANK/-G/FLECHER Warsaw, SCHNEIDER Zagare, MELCHER/LAPIDUS Silale Luoke


Ignatz - Dondek #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Dear Group -

I have recently discovered that a grandfather of mine, born in
Kostel/Podivin in 1844, and known to me as Ignatz EISINGER, was also known
by a few other names - Isak and Dondek. Could anyone speculate if this
latter name would be a Czech language name/nickname, and what it might mean?

Shalom

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@iinet.net.au


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Ignatz - Dondek #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Dear Group -

I have recently discovered that a grandfather of mine, born in
Kostel/Podivin in 1844, and known to me as Ignatz EISINGER, was also known
by a few other names - Isak and Dondek. Could anyone speculate if this
latter name would be a Czech language name/nickname, and what it might mean?

Shalom

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@iinet.net.au


Lecture by Romania's Foreign Minister #romania

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

This message is slightly off-topic, but I believe that
it will be of interest to ROM-SIGers.

I just returned >from a lecture at Hebrew University
bythe Foreign Minister of Romania, Dr. Mihai Razvan
Ungureanu. The title of his presentation was Facing
History: Romania and the Holocaust (cf.
http://sicsa.huji.ac.il/02calend.html). The
presentation, in perfect English, was, in my opinion,
brilliant. What is important to know is that Dr.
Ungureanu, who is 36 years old, received his Ph.D.
from Iasi University in Jewish Studies. The future of
Romania bodes well with people like Dr. Ungureanu in charge.

Sam WOLFF, Jerusalem (formerly Chicago)
MODERATOR NOTE: This is posted as a general interest. Comments will not be posted.

researching HARAVON and AMADO, Craiova; WOLFF, Braila; LIGIER, Bulgaria;
SACHS, Prussia/Baltimore; SCHWEITZER, Russia/Chicago; FEIBEL, Germany;
GOROVOY, Belarus/Chicago; BASKIN, Pinsk/Chicago; ROJESKY, Ukraine/Minneapolis;
GORDON, Russia/Minnesota; KOSSOWER/KASSOWER/KAUFMAN and BERLEWI, Nowy Dwor,
Poland/Chicago and TUCHTEN, Bucharest/Chicago.


Romania SIG #Romania Lecture by Romania's Foreign Minister #romania

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

This message is slightly off-topic, but I believe that
it will be of interest to ROM-SIGers.

I just returned >from a lecture at Hebrew University
bythe Foreign Minister of Romania, Dr. Mihai Razvan
Ungureanu. The title of his presentation was Facing
History: Romania and the Holocaust (cf.
http://sicsa.huji.ac.il/02calend.html). The
presentation, in perfect English, was, in my opinion,
brilliant. What is important to know is that Dr.
Ungureanu, who is 36 years old, received his Ph.D.
from Iasi University in Jewish Studies. The future of
Romania bodes well with people like Dr. Ungureanu in charge.

Sam WOLFF, Jerusalem (formerly Chicago)
MODERATOR NOTE: This is posted as a general interest. Comments will not be posted.

researching HARAVON and AMADO, Craiova; WOLFF, Braila; LIGIER, Bulgaria;
SACHS, Prussia/Baltimore; SCHWEITZER, Russia/Chicago; FEIBEL, Germany;
GOROVOY, Belarus/Chicago; BASKIN, Pinsk/Chicago; ROJESKY, Ukraine/Minneapolis;
GORDON, Russia/Minnesota; KOSSOWER/KASSOWER/KAUFMAN and BERLEWI, Nowy Dwor,
Poland/Chicago and TUCHTEN, Bucharest/Chicago.


Bratislava Hotels #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Linda Rakoff, Gabi Svatos and I will be in Bratislava in mid-August and
are looking for an affordable and well-located hotel. This means a
place within walking distance of the city centre. Chez David sounds
nice but charges more than we'd like to spend. Suggestions off-list
will be appreciated.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Bratislava Hotels #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Linda Rakoff, Gabi Svatos and I will be in Bratislava in mid-August and
are looking for an affordable and well-located hotel. This means a
place within walking distance of the city centre. Chez David sounds
nice but charges more than we'd like to spend. Suggestions off-list
will be appreciated.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA


Hungarian Names #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Hi Pat,

Zalman is not a Hungarian name but it was the everday name of some of
my Hungarian-born relatives. For instance, my great-uncle Zalman Leib
from Ujvaros, Szatmar, assumed the Hungarian-Germanic name of Ludvik.
Many, if not most, Hungarian Jews had names they used at home (if the
family spoke Yiddish at home), Torah names, and secular Hungarian
names.

Re. your great-grandmother's hometown, Fsczink is probably a
misspelling or misreading. You won't find the Fs combination in
Hungarian. Where did you see this name? Was is hand-written? In
passenger manifests based on a relative's pronunciation? Any idea of
the region where your great-grandmother lived? All of this info would
help to determine the real name of the place.

"Berzence" is probably just the soundex equivalent of Fsczink. A more
likely prefix is Fuzes. There's a Fuzes in Heves megye and another in
Krasso. You need to provide more clues in order for us to help you
find the right place.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

Subject: Change of Town Name
From: pat <pat@vsisp.net>
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 13:22:27 -0700
X-Message-Number: 16

I have been searching for my g-gm, Sarah Zicnes, possibly born in
Fsczink,
Hungary. Your town finder came up with the name "Berzence" in Hungary.
Does this seem reasonable? It seems like a far reach >from one name to
the
other.
Also, my g-g-gf name was Zalman Friedman, Hungary, but i have been
told that
zalman is not a hungarian name.
would appreciate any help!
Patricia Shaw
Williams, Oregon
pat@vsisp.net


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Names #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Hi Pat,

Zalman is not a Hungarian name but it was the everday name of some of
my Hungarian-born relatives. For instance, my great-uncle Zalman Leib
from Ujvaros, Szatmar, assumed the Hungarian-Germanic name of Ludvik.
Many, if not most, Hungarian Jews had names they used at home (if the
family spoke Yiddish at home), Torah names, and secular Hungarian
names.

Re. your great-grandmother's hometown, Fsczink is probably a
misspelling or misreading. You won't find the Fs combination in
Hungarian. Where did you see this name? Was is hand-written? In
passenger manifests based on a relative's pronunciation? Any idea of
the region where your great-grandmother lived? All of this info would
help to determine the real name of the place.

"Berzence" is probably just the soundex equivalent of Fsczink. A more
likely prefix is Fuzes. There's a Fuzes in Heves megye and another in
Krasso. You need to provide more clues in order for us to help you
find the right place.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

Subject: Change of Town Name
From: pat <pat@vsisp.net>
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 13:22:27 -0700
X-Message-Number: 16

I have been searching for my g-gm, Sarah Zicnes, possibly born in
Fsczink,
Hungary. Your town finder came up with the name "Berzence" in Hungary.
Does this seem reasonable? It seems like a far reach >from one name to
the
other.
Also, my g-g-gf name was Zalman Friedman, Hungary, but i have been
told that
zalman is not a hungarian name.
would appreciate any help!
Patricia Shaw
Williams, Oregon
pat@vsisp.net


Last Call for IAJGS Conference Meals #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

If you haven't yet registered for the Hungarian SIG luncheon and want
to attend, you must do so before you arrive in Las Vegas. The only way
to register now is by sending us a check or money order (made payable
to 2005 IAJGS Conference/JGSSN) for the event to:
2005 IAJGS CONFERENCE / JGSSN
PO BOX 370522
LAS VEGAS, NV 89137

Please include a note indicating with your name & what you are sending
in the money for.

The Hospitality Room will be selling a limited number of "meal" tickets
during the conference. We are able to accept cash or checks only, no
credit cards. The cutoff date is due to hotel catering requirements.

The WEDNESDAY Breakfast with the Expert session will have a cutoff date
of Sunday 12PM Noon. Price is $20/per person

These SIG lunches will have a cutoff date of Monday 12PM noon:
Austria-Czech, Belarus, Ukraine, ROM and Galicia. Price is $30/per
person

The Banquet will have a cutoff date of Monday 12PM Noon, price is
$70/per person

ALL other meal events are advance sales only, NONE will be sold at the
conference. This means you MUST have signed up for the meal before the
conference starts on July 10th. (JRI-Poland, German, Hungarian, Litvak
SIG lunches and Breakfast with the experts for TUESDAY morning)

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


Re: The 1715 census - further information #hungary

SVass@...
 

Because the search system is not compatible with the Macintosh, I went to
http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/
and copy/pasted all of Trencsen Megye into a blank word processor and then via a few find and replace operations, I created a spreadsheet file for myself that includes the modern names for all towns and a complete list of all persons in the county. I found only two surnames that corresponded with later Jewish names. (Sustek in both Tizina and Kraszna and Vajdur in Markofalva). Note that there were 15173 names listed in Trencsen Megye in 1715.

The 1786 gazeteer (in German) at http://kt.lib.pte.hu/konyvtar/kt03093003/index.html

is notable for having a legend at page 16 that uses a square at the end of each town description to denote a synagogue. So far I have determined that Pressburg, Trencsen, Pucho, and Vag Ujhely had synagogues and Varin and Silein (Zilina) did not.
Sam Vass
Kent, WA, USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Last Call for IAJGS Conference Meals #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

If you haven't yet registered for the Hungarian SIG luncheon and want
to attend, you must do so before you arrive in Las Vegas. The only way
to register now is by sending us a check or money order (made payable
to 2005 IAJGS Conference/JGSSN) for the event to:
2005 IAJGS CONFERENCE / JGSSN
PO BOX 370522
LAS VEGAS, NV 89137

Please include a note indicating with your name & what you are sending
in the money for.

The Hospitality Room will be selling a limited number of "meal" tickets
during the conference. We are able to accept cash or checks only, no
credit cards. The cutoff date is due to hotel catering requirements.

The WEDNESDAY Breakfast with the Expert session will have a cutoff date
of Sunday 12PM Noon. Price is $20/per person

These SIG lunches will have a cutoff date of Monday 12PM noon:
Austria-Czech, Belarus, Ukraine, ROM and Galicia. Price is $30/per
person

The Banquet will have a cutoff date of Monday 12PM Noon, price is
$70/per person

ALL other meal events are advance sales only, NONE will be sold at the
conference. This means you MUST have signed up for the meal before the
conference starts on July 10th. (JRI-Poland, German, Hungarian, Litvak
SIG lunches and Breakfast with the experts for TUESDAY morning)

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re:The 1715 census - further information #hungary

SVass@...
 

Because the search system is not compatible with the Macintosh, I went to
http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/
and copy/pasted all of Trencsen Megye into a blank word processor and then via a few find and replace operations, I created a spreadsheet file for myself that includes the modern names for all towns and a complete list of all persons in the county. I found only two surnames that corresponded with later Jewish names. (Sustek in both Tizina and Kraszna and Vajdur in Markofalva). Note that there were 15173 names listed in Trencsen Megye in 1715.

The 1786 gazeteer (in German) at http://kt.lib.pte.hu/konyvtar/kt03093003/index.html

is notable for having a legend at page 16 that uses a square at the end of each town description to denote a synagogue. So far I have determined that Pressburg, Trencsen, Pucho, and Vag Ujhely had synagogues and Varin and Silein (Zilina) did not.
Sam Vass
Kent, WA, USA


Thanks to Lars Menk for WOLF and MEYER information #germany

HeleneBergman@...
 

I wrote to Lars directly, but also want to acknowledge to the group that the
information he uncovered regarding Helene WOLFF MEYER and Willy MEYER was my
family.

Helene Bergman HeleneBergman@netscape.net


German SIG #Germany Thanks to Lars Menk for WOLF and MEYER information #germany

HeleneBergman@...
 

I wrote to Lars directly, but also want to acknowledge to the group that the
information he uncovered regarding Helene WOLFF MEYER and Willy MEYER was my
family.

Helene Bergman HeleneBergman@netscape.net