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Help needed with identifying Lithuanian place "Okmeyany" #lithuania

Meira Puterman <meira@...>
 

I've recently found the death notice for my great-grandmother, Chaie
Rachel DIRMEIK (born KALMANOWITZ). She died in Cape Town, South Africa
in 1938. Her birthplace is recorded as Okmeyany, Lithuania. The
handwriting is very clear.

I've done a Daith-Mokotoff Soundex search on JewishGen ShtetlSeeker
(http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/loctown.htm) but it returns
no results.

Any help will be most appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Kind regards
Meira Puterman

Searching (Poland): PUTERMAN, KURLENDER, ROZENCWAJG, RUTMAN, RUTMANOWICZ,
SZTERENSZUS, WARSZAU, WARSZAWSKI, CUKER/ZUCKER/TZUCKER
Searching (Lithuania): DIRMEIK, SEGAL/SIEGAL, KALMANOWITZ
Searching towns: Poland - Szydlowiec, Lipsko, Sienno; Lithuania -
Tryskiai / Trishik, Dirmeikiai


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help needed with identifying Lithuanian place "Okmeyany" #lithuania

Meira Puterman <meira@...>
 

I've recently found the death notice for my great-grandmother, Chaie
Rachel DIRMEIK (born KALMANOWITZ). She died in Cape Town, South Africa
in 1938. Her birthplace is recorded as Okmeyany, Lithuania. The
handwriting is very clear.

I've done a Daith-Mokotoff Soundex search on JewishGen ShtetlSeeker
(http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/loctown.htm) but it returns
no results.

Any help will be most appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Kind regards
Meira Puterman

Searching (Poland): PUTERMAN, KURLENDER, ROZENCWAJG, RUTMAN, RUTMANOWICZ,
SZTERENSZUS, WARSZAU, WARSZAWSKI, CUKER/ZUCKER/TZUCKER
Searching (Lithuania): DIRMEIK, SEGAL/SIEGAL, KALMANOWITZ
Searching towns: Poland - Szydlowiec, Lipsko, Sienno; Lithuania -
Tryskiai / Trishik, Dirmeikiai


ASHPEZ/ASPES/ASPIS #rabbinic

Yisrael Asper
 

My father's father was a Gerrer Chassidic Jew raised in London and
later in Lodz when his immediate family returned. My father's father
was named Yitzchak Yerachmiel ASPES (in Hebrew Alef, Samech, Peh,
Yud, Samech). His father was a Gerrer Chassid named Shraga Feivel
ASPES also simply Feivish ASPES. The family name had been something
like ASHPEZ and in fact in Hebrew has been referred too at least at
some point as such. My grandfather who was born in 1906, came into
contact after WWII looking for survivors >from his family with
someone who it was thought or may have just been thought to possibly
be his niece. There were lists of survivors names. This woman was
in South America. Communication went back and forth and then
suddenly contact was lost >from her.

Yisrael Asper
Pittsburgh PA
mailto:yisraelasper@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ASHPEZ/ASPES/ASPIS #rabbinic

Yisrael Asper
 

My father's father was a Gerrer Chassidic Jew raised in London and
later in Lodz when his immediate family returned. My father's father
was named Yitzchak Yerachmiel ASPES (in Hebrew Alef, Samech, Peh,
Yud, Samech). His father was a Gerrer Chassid named Shraga Feivel
ASPES also simply Feivish ASPES. The family name had been something
like ASHPEZ and in fact in Hebrew has been referred too at least at
some point as such. My grandfather who was born in 1906, came into
contact after WWII looking for survivors >from his family with
someone who it was thought or may have just been thought to possibly
be his niece. There were lists of survivors names. This woman was
in South America. Communication went back and forth and then
suddenly contact was lost >from her.

Yisrael Asper
Pittsburgh PA
mailto:yisraelasper@...


Re: Birth Records #poland

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

In order to get the Birth Certificate you need to request it
from the Archives in Riga-
You should write as follows

Mrs Irina Veinberga
Latvian State Historical Archives
Slokas iela 16
Riga LV-1007
Latvia
Email address is irinwein@...

You can also search the All Latvia Database which you can access
from the LatviaSIG page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/

or direct URL is
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/

A soundex search will bring up all permutations of spelling.
Remember that even when ancestors said they were >from a
particular place it may have been the nearest large town.
They also moved around a lot and also often paid taxes in
their original shtetl. You must therefore be open to searching
their names in other places so look at all the hits.
If you do find names that you feel may be yours you must request
a search >from the Archives as I said giving them all the details
you have .You need to send all the details that you have as
regards names,dates of birth,places lived,dates left Latvia etc.

There may be a long wait as they are very inundated with requests.
If he was born in Riga in 1867 then they may be able to get your
birth entry record quickly. They will still require details of
the family in order to be sure that they have the correct person.

Charges are not excessive.

Arlene Beare
UK


Original message-
Is there anywhere I can look up a birth in Riga for
around 1867 as i am trying to find my great grandfather
birth certifiate his name is Abraham Jacob LEVY.
I need to be able to do this online as i live in
England.

Many thanks
Teresa bRENNAN
from England
teresaalison@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Birth Records #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

In order to get the Birth Certificate you need to request it
from the Archives in Riga-
You should write as follows

Mrs Irina Veinberga
Latvian State Historical Archives
Slokas iela 16
Riga LV-1007
Latvia
Email address is irinwein@...

You can also search the All Latvia Database which you can access
from the LatviaSIG page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/

or direct URL is
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/

A soundex search will bring up all permutations of spelling.
Remember that even when ancestors said they were >from a
particular place it may have been the nearest large town.
They also moved around a lot and also often paid taxes in
their original shtetl. You must therefore be open to searching
their names in other places so look at all the hits.
If you do find names that you feel may be yours you must request
a search >from the Archives as I said giving them all the details
you have .You need to send all the details that you have as
regards names,dates of birth,places lived,dates left Latvia etc.

There may be a long wait as they are very inundated with requests.
If he was born in Riga in 1867 then they may be able to get your
birth entry record quickly. They will still require details of
the family in order to be sure that they have the correct person.

Charges are not excessive.

Arlene Beare
UK


Original message-
Is there anywhere I can look up a birth in Riga for
around 1867 as i am trying to find my great grandfather
birth certifiate his name is Abraham Jacob LEVY.
I need to be able to do this online as i live in
England.

Many thanks
Teresa bRENNAN
from England
teresaalison@...


Hungarian Generals in First World War #hungary

Andres Carciente
 

Of course the were jewish hungarian generals!!!

The Golden book(already mentioned in the H-SIG)
provides a lot of information(names,photos,etc...)

Beside that, today I have seen a very,very interesting
old book, published in Vienna in 1911:

"BIOGRAPHISCHES HANDBUCH der in der K.U.K.
OSTERR.-UNGAR.ARME UND KRIEGSMARINE AKTIVE GEDIENTEN
OFFIZIERE,ARZTE,TRUPPEN-RECHNUNGS-FUHRER UND SONSTIGEN
MILITARBEAMTEN JUDISCHEN STAMMES"
It was written by MORITZ FRUHLING.

It provides names, birth places and more!

Andres Carciente
Budapest



Tom Venetianer schrieb:
Hello,

It is very unlikely that a Jew could become a
general (hadvezer or
generalis or tabornok) in the Austrian Kaiser's
army. Yes, during
that period, Hungary still belonged to the
Austro-Hungarian monarchy.
Besides, both the Austrians and Hungarians were
strongly
anti-Semitic, thus my supposition carries that
justification too.
Jews did became officers, but mostly majors (ornagy)
and lieutenants
(hadnagy or fohadnagy), rarely colonels (ezredes).

I also believe you have your relative's Hungarian
name wrong. He most
likely was called IZIDOR GRUNFELD with an umlaut on
the 'u'.

Some links which may be of help, mainly the first
one which lists ALL
Hungarian commanders in WW1:
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/troophis.htm
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/commands.htm
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/

Good luck Tom


Re: Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center #hungary

Andres Carciente
 

As far as I know Mr. Daranyi is not working any more
at the BHMC.

Andres Carciente
Budapest




Subject: Re: Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center
From: Tomas Lang <tlang@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 08:32:23 +0100
X-Message-Number: 2

To contact the Budapest Holocaust Memorial
Center please use the E-address of
Dr. Andras DARANYI,
Director for PR :
daranyi.andras@...

Shabbat Shalom,
Tomi Lang, Nove Zamky/Slovakia


* re: Hungarian General in World War 1 #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Gabor and all,

I did stated that "it is unlikely" that Jews carried the rank of general and colonel. I didn't say that it couldn't have happened. However, It is a strong possibility that the names mentioned by Gabor are of "converted" Jews. In the case of general Pilisi Kornhaber Arnold, his correct name was Arnold von Kornhaber Pilis, in other words belonging to a German, Austrian or Hungarian noble family, unlikely Jewish.

Regards
Tom

At 00:00 -0600 16.02.2005, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Re: * re: Hungarian General in World War 1
From: <hirsch@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:01:47 +0100
X-Message-Number: 9

Sorry to contradict Tom, but his message made me curios, so I took the
"facsimile edition of the "Magyar zsido lexikon (Hungarian Jewish
Lexikon) >from " 1929 and under Worldwar I found the following entry

Zsidofotisztek (Jewish company/subaltern officer):
Generals: lovag/knight Schlesinger, Pilisi Kornhaber Adolf, Schweiotzer
Ede, Vogl Simon
Colonels: Bauer Gyula, Eisenstadter Alajos, Fischer Armin, Mestitz
Janos, Zold Marton,
So as you see even in the antisemitic Hungary or K und K army there were
high rank Jewish officers and until 1886 there were one Jewish baron
from 1887-1918 25 Jewish family were elected to barons, between 1890-99
5, 1900-09 12 and 1900-1918 8 families, many of them were converted Jews.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
--
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Lexicon of famous Hungarian Jewish Doctors #hungary

Andras Koltai <kolamcg@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Last week I was lucky enough to find the "Lexicon of
famous Hungarian Jewish Doctors" in a second hand
bookstore which I bought of course. It was written by
Andras Gergely and was published in 2001. Dr Gergely
was a doctor himself, who was born in Nagyvarad,
studied also in Paris, survived Auschwitz, went to
Israel, founded a few hospitals there and died there a
few years ago.

His book contains the names and short biographies of
appr. 450 doctors, most of them born between 1800 and
1915. (A few were born in the 15-18th centuries.)

I would be glad to check this book for you if you are
looking for information on a doctor. Please contact me
privately.

Best regards,
Andras Koltai
Budapest


Russian passport translation #general

Peter Levene <peter@...>
 

I have posted what I believe to be a pre 1900 Russian passport on Viewmate
VM5513. Could someone please translate for me?

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=55013

Peter, England

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send translations privately.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Generals in First World War #hungary

Andres Carciente
 

Of course the were jewish hungarian generals!!!

The Golden book(already mentioned in the H-SIG)
provides a lot of information(names,photos,etc...)

Beside that, today I have seen a very,very interesting
old book, published in Vienna in 1911:

"BIOGRAPHISCHES HANDBUCH der in der K.U.K.
OSTERR.-UNGAR.ARME UND KRIEGSMARINE AKTIVE GEDIENTEN
OFFIZIERE,ARZTE,TRUPPEN-RECHNUNGS-FUHRER UND SONSTIGEN
MILITARBEAMTEN JUDISCHEN STAMMES"
It was written by MORITZ FRUHLING.

It provides names, birth places and more!

Andres Carciente
Budapest



Tom Venetianer schrieb:
Hello,

It is very unlikely that a Jew could become a
general (hadvezer or
generalis or tabornok) in the Austrian Kaiser's
army. Yes, during
that period, Hungary still belonged to the
Austro-Hungarian monarchy.
Besides, both the Austrians and Hungarians were
strongly
anti-Semitic, thus my supposition carries that
justification too.
Jews did became officers, but mostly majors (ornagy)
and lieutenants
(hadnagy or fohadnagy), rarely colonels (ezredes).

I also believe you have your relative's Hungarian
name wrong. He most
likely was called IZIDOR GRUNFELD with an umlaut on
the 'u'.

Some links which may be of help, mainly the first
one which lists ALL
Hungarian commanders in WW1:
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/troophis.htm
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/commands.htm
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/

Good luck Tom


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center #hungary

Andres Carciente
 

As far as I know Mr. Daranyi is not working any more
at the BHMC.

Andres Carciente
Budapest




Subject: Re: Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center
From: Tomas Lang <tlang@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 08:32:23 +0100
X-Message-Number: 2

To contact the Budapest Holocaust Memorial
Center please use the E-address of
Dr. Andras DARANYI,
Director for PR :
daranyi.andras@...

Shabbat Shalom,
Tomi Lang, Nove Zamky/Slovakia


Hungary SIG #Hungary * re: Hungarian General in World War 1 #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Gabor and all,

I did stated that "it is unlikely" that Jews carried the rank of general and colonel. I didn't say that it couldn't have happened. However, It is a strong possibility that the names mentioned by Gabor are of "converted" Jews. In the case of general Pilisi Kornhaber Arnold, his correct name was Arnold von Kornhaber Pilis, in other words belonging to a German, Austrian or Hungarian noble family, unlikely Jewish.

Regards
Tom

At 00:00 -0600 16.02.2005, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Re: * re: Hungarian General in World War 1
From: <hirsch@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:01:47 +0100
X-Message-Number: 9

Sorry to contradict Tom, but his message made me curios, so I took the
"facsimile edition of the "Magyar zsido lexikon (Hungarian Jewish
Lexikon) >from " 1929 and under Worldwar I found the following entry

Zsidofotisztek (Jewish company/subaltern officer):
Generals: lovag/knight Schlesinger, Pilisi Kornhaber Adolf, Schweiotzer
Ede, Vogl Simon
Colonels: Bauer Gyula, Eisenstadter Alajos, Fischer Armin, Mestitz
Janos, Zold Marton,
So as you see even in the antisemitic Hungary or K und K army there were
high rank Jewish officers and until 1886 there were one Jewish baron
from 1887-1918 25 Jewish family were elected to barons, between 1890-99
5, 1900-09 12 and 1900-1918 8 families, many of them were converted Jews.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
--
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Hungary SIG #Hungary Lexicon of famous Hungarian Jewish Doctors #hungary

Andras Koltai <kolamcg@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Last week I was lucky enough to find the "Lexicon of
famous Hungarian Jewish Doctors" in a second hand
bookstore which I bought of course. It was written by
Andras Gergely and was published in 2001. Dr Gergely
was a doctor himself, who was born in Nagyvarad,
studied also in Paris, survived Auschwitz, went to
Israel, founded a few hospitals there and died there a
few years ago.

His book contains the names and short biographies of
appr. 450 doctors, most of them born between 1800 and
1915. (A few were born in the 15-18th centuries.)

I would be glad to check this book for you if you are
looking for information on a doctor. Please contact me
privately.

Best regards,
Andras Koltai
Budapest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian passport translation #general

Peter Levene <peter@...>
 

I have posted what I believe to be a pre 1900 Russian passport on Viewmate
VM5513. Could someone please translate for me?

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=55013

Peter, England

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send translations privately.


Fw: Slovak Archives #hungary

Tomas Lang <tlang@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
"Judith Deutsch Bennett" <benne034@...> wrote:
Subject: [h-sig] Slovak Archives


Hi:

I am planning to write to the Slovak archives to see if
they have
information on my family.

DELETED

Does anyone have any more recent information?
Please allow me to reply:

Rajec jewish records are kept in BYTCA State Archive as
follows:
Births 1797 - 1935
Marriages 1857 - 1938
Deaths 1857 - 1918

Kunerad records are the part of Rajec records,

Trvdosin records are kept in BYTCA archive as weel for the
period of

Births 1780 - 1923
Marriages 1851 - 1863
Deaths 1851 - 1863

MIKOVA, District of Svidnik Records are included into
Stropkov Jewish Community records and they are kept in
Presov State Archive as follow:

Births 1851 - 1901
Marriages 1886 - 1895
Deaths 1851 - 1899

KURIMA, District of Bardejov are kept in Presov as well for
the periods of:
Births 1851 - 1895
Marriages 1851 - 1920
Deaths 1851 - 1895
-----------------------------------

DELETED
WBR
Tomi Lang, Nove Zamky/Slovakia


Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center: http://www.hdke.hu/en/ #hungary

Florence & Henry Wellisch <kelwel@...>
 

My cousin Marta Wellisch, who lived in Budapest, perished during the
Holocaust; but I have no idea, what happened to her. I received >from Yad
Vashem some questionable information on her, based on the Arolsen records.
In a recent posting it was stated that the Budapest Holocaust Center has a
database of over 60,000 victims. I had a look at their website but could not
find an E-mail address. There is a street address, but >from experience I
find that some of these Jewish institutions in Europe are not very
cooperative responding to enquiries. Perhaps they do not have the staff. So,
how can I find out if my cousin is on this database.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Hungary SIG #Hungary Fw: Slovak Archives #hungary

Tomas Lang <tlang@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
"Judith Deutsch Bennett" <benne034@...> wrote:
Subject: [h-sig] Slovak Archives


Hi:

I am planning to write to the Slovak archives to see if
they have
information on my family.

DELETED

Does anyone have any more recent information?
Please allow me to reply:

Rajec jewish records are kept in BYTCA State Archive as
follows:
Births 1797 - 1935
Marriages 1857 - 1938
Deaths 1857 - 1918

Kunerad records are the part of Rajec records,

Trvdosin records are kept in BYTCA archive as weel for the
period of

Births 1780 - 1923
Marriages 1851 - 1863
Deaths 1851 - 1863

MIKOVA, District of Svidnik Records are included into
Stropkov Jewish Community records and they are kept in
Presov State Archive as follow:

Births 1851 - 1901
Marriages 1886 - 1895
Deaths 1851 - 1899

KURIMA, District of Bardejov are kept in Presov as well for
the periods of:
Births 1851 - 1895
Marriages 1851 - 1920
Deaths 1851 - 1895
-----------------------------------

DELETED
WBR
Tomi Lang, Nove Zamky/Slovakia


Hungary SIG #Hungary Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center: http://www.hdke.hu/en/ #hungary

Florence & Henry Wellisch <kelwel@...>
 

My cousin Marta Wellisch, who lived in Budapest, perished during the
Holocaust; but I have no idea, what happened to her. I received >from Yad
Vashem some questionable information on her, based on the Arolsen records.
In a recent posting it was stated that the Budapest Holocaust Center has a
database of over 60,000 victims. I had a look at their website but could not
find an E-mail address. There is a street address, but >from experience I
find that some of these Jewish institutions in Europe are not very
cooperative responding to enquiries. Perhaps they do not have the staff. So,
how can I find out if my cousin is on this database.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto