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Re: Birth Certificate Resources, Rokiskis, 1910 #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

All existing vital records for Rokiskis have been obtained by the Rokiskis SIG
and entered into the Litvak SIG's All Lithuania Database (ALD).

There are no birth records in existence for the time period you are interested
in. This is not unusual for shtetls in Lithuania. For instance, Kupiskis, only
has birth records for certain birth records only after 1900 and no any before.

Perhaps you are looking for the incorrect year for your relative or have the
incorrect spelling of your relative's surname. In that case, a record might turn
up. An instance of this is my long time search for my uncle Max Hillman and his
family's birth records. This year, I finally found them all, but listed under
Illman, Ullman and Hillman in Linkuva, Lithuania and Bauska, Latvia.

In some cases, if your relative obtained an Internal Passport in Lithuania,
there might be a copy of the birth record in the file which is located in the
Archives. All existing Internal Passports that have been translated up to now
are to be found in the Litvak SIG Districts. I suggest looking through the
Internal Passport records and then if you find that your relative's name is
there, then order the file >from the Archives. Unfortunately, individuals did not
always obtain their Internal Passport in the town where they were born.

Good luck in your search.

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Birth Certificate Resources, Rokiskis, 1910 #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

All existing vital records for Rokiskis have been obtained by the Rokiskis SIG
and entered into the Litvak SIG's All Lithuania Database (ALD).

There are no birth records in existence for the time period you are interested
in. This is not unusual for shtetls in Lithuania. For instance, Kupiskis, only
has birth records for certain birth records only after 1900 and no any before.

Perhaps you are looking for the incorrect year for your relative or have the
incorrect spelling of your relative's surname. In that case, a record might turn
up. An instance of this is my long time search for my uncle Max Hillman and his
family's birth records. This year, I finally found them all, but listed under
Illman, Ullman and Hillman in Linkuva, Lithuania and Bauska, Latvia.

In some cases, if your relative obtained an Internal Passport in Lithuania,
there might be a copy of the birth record in the file which is located in the
Archives. All existing Internal Passports that have been translated up to now
are to be found in the Litvak SIG Districts. I suggest looking through the
Internal Passport records and then if you find that your relative's name is
there, then order the file >from the Archives. Unfortunately, individuals did not
always obtain their Internal Passport in the town where they were born.

Good luck in your search.

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@bellsouth.net


Re: Looking for Feldman family of Haifa #general

Beverley Davis
 

Thanks to a number of wonderful members of JewishGen, I now have answers to my
questions.

With great appreciation,
Beverley Davis, Melbourne Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Feldman family of Haifa #general

Beverley Davis
 

Thanks to a number of wonderful members of JewishGen, I now have answers to my
questions.

With great appreciation,
Beverley Davis, Melbourne Australia


Update on RootsWeb Problems #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On December 23 I sent a posting on an alert-security for RootsWeb. On January 9
RootsWeb updated their alert. It will be several months before most of RootsWeb
is back up. They will begin by bringing portions of the website back in a
read-only state. That means those who use RootsWeb will have access to content
but will be unable to load new content. Ancestry, the owner of RootsWeb, is
doing this to protect the user while providing use of the content. This is an
interim step.

To read more including how they plan to bring back hosted websites,
familytrees/worldconnect; archived mailing lists and more see:
http://rootsweb.com/

I have no affiliation with RootsWeb or Ancestry and am posting this solely
for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Update on RootsWeb Problems #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On December 23 I sent a posting on an alert-security for RootsWeb. On January 9
RootsWeb updated their alert. It will be several months before most of RootsWeb
is back up. They will begin by bringing portions of the website back in a
read-only state. That means those who use RootsWeb will have access to content
but will be unable to load new content. Ancestry, the owner of RootsWeb, is
doing this to protect the user while providing use of the content. This is an
interim step.

To read more including how they plan to bring back hosted websites,
familytrees/worldconnect; archived mailing lists and more see:
http://rootsweb.com/

I have no affiliation with RootsWeb or Ancestry and am posting this solely
for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation request - German #france

Pierre HAHN
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ..
.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63595

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
--
Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco


French SIG #France ViewMate translation request - German #france

Pierre HAHN
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ..
.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63595

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
--
Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco


The Yiddish Speakers Who Stayed Behind: Rural Ukraine, Moldava, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Researchers >from Indiana University, linguist Dov-Ber Kerler and historian
Jeffrey Veidlinger interviewed almost 400 elderly Yiddish speakers in
Eastern Europe. AHEYM, the archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish
Memories at Indiana University explores Jewish life in Eastern Europe
before, during and after World War II. The interviews -all in Yiddish were
conducted in small towns in Ukraine, Modava, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia.
The interviews focus on the following areas: language, religious customs and
beliefs, songs, and Holocaust testimony. The interviews also provide a
unique insight on how ordinary Jews experienced the 20th century.

While the archive is not yet complete, there are some online exhibits where
one can search by person, location and subject. See:
http://www.iub.edu/~aheym/archives.php You can browse by category at:
http://www.iub.edu/~aheym/archives.php?filter=category. Categories include:
daily life, foodways, Jewish Life Between the Wars, religion and ritual,
songs, poems and prayer, World War II and the Holocaust and Jewish Life
After World War II.

The interviews have not been translated into English and may be heard in the
original Yiddish. There are lists of topics covered and the time on the tape
that have been translated into English. If you go to online exhibit and
select any person, there is in English information about the person and the
town.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Hungary SIG #Hungary The Yiddish Speakers Who Stayed Behind: Rural Ukraine, Moldava, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Researchers >from Indiana University, linguist Dov-Ber Kerler and historian
Jeffrey Veidlinger interviewed almost 400 elderly Yiddish speakers in
Eastern Europe. AHEYM, the archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish
Memories at Indiana University explores Jewish life in Eastern Europe
before, during and after World War II. The interviews -all in Yiddish were
conducted in small towns in Ukraine, Modava, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia.
The interviews focus on the following areas: language, religious customs and
beliefs, songs, and Holocaust testimony. The interviews also provide a
unique insight on how ordinary Jews experienced the 20th century.

While the archive is not yet complete, there are some online exhibits where
one can search by person, location and subject. See:
http://www.iub.edu/~aheym/archives.php You can browse by category at:
http://www.iub.edu/~aheym/archives.php?filter=category. Categories include:
daily life, foodways, Jewish Life Between the Wars, religion and ritual,
songs, poems and prayer, World War II and the Holocaust and Jewish Life
After World War II.

The interviews have not been translated into English and may be heard in the
original Yiddish. There are lists of topics covered and the time on the tape
that have been translated into English. If you go to online exhibit and
select any person, there is in English information about the person and the
town.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Old map of Prague with house numbers #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIG,

Philip Moravcik asked about a map of Prague with the house numbers >from circa 1942.
I don't know any such map >from that year.

However, there is an on-line map >from 1938 showing the house conscription numbers
(white text on red background). These are the most reliable numbers to use, i.e., the numbers
that do not generally change for as long as the house exists.

The Nazis changed many street names and reformed the house orientation numbers (white
numbers on blue background), i.e., the ordinal number of buildings in a street in 1940.
However, the conscription numbers remained the same.

The Communist city administration fiddled with/changed a few buildings here and there in the
early 1950's and redrew the district boundaries twice between 1949 and 1960, just to make
things more interesting, but I've only encountered a couple such cases in Vinohrady in the course of 15 years research.

Here is the link to the overview of the map. It has 74 individual section pages.

http://web2.mlp.cz/mapa1938/klad.php

If you run into any trouble identifying a building/address today, write me and I will do my best
to help you with it.

All the best,

Rick


New Year's Speech of Austrian President #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

Anybody who is interested in watching and listening to the Austrian
President's New Year's Speech (in Tyrolean-Austrian accent) with German
subtitles can do so at the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUxllEbqRKA

He is also the only one mentioning antisemitism as far as I know, and
mentioning the upcoming anniversary of the "Anschluss" in 2018 ...

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany (but born in Vienna!)


Gesher Galicia Research Vital Records 2018 Project: An update #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The final set of indexes >from the Vital Records 2017 Project was added
to the All Galicia Database <https://search.geshergalicia.org> on
January 2. This was:

- Tarnopol (Ternopil). Jewish marriages, 1934-1936, 1938-Sept 1939.
Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond
701/1/348-354. (670 records)

We have now started indexing in the Vital Records 2018 Project, as
well as in our other six research projects for the year - including
the Josephine & Franciscan Cadastral Surveys 2018 Project, the
Holocaust Project, the Jewish Taxpayers Project, the Galician Medical
Students/Doctors Project, and the Fond 424 Project - together with our
ongoing Maps Project.

The initial record sets in the Vital Records 2018 project being
indexed over the next couple of months are:

- Tarnopol: B, M and D 1816-1820; B 1852-1865
- Lwow-Zniesienie: B (index book) 1852-1857, 1870, 1914-1939
- Gologory: B (index book) 1924-1942; M (index book) 1924-1939; D
(index book) 1924-1942.
- Stanislawow: M 1789-1871.
- Mikulince: D 1887-1890, 1893-1894, 1896-1899, 1929.
- Nowy Wisnicz: D (index book) 1919-1942.

You can read more about all our research projects for 2018 at:
<https://tinyurl.com/y7daagtz/>.

For further information, please contact: <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Old map of Prague with house numbers #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIG,

Philip Moravcik asked about a map of Prague with the house numbers >from circa 1942.
I don't know any such map >from that year.

However, there is an on-line map >from 1938 showing the house conscription numbers
(white text on red background). These are the most reliable numbers to use, i.e., the numbers
that do not generally change for as long as the house exists.

The Nazis changed many street names and reformed the house orientation numbers (white
numbers on blue background), i.e., the ordinal number of buildings in a street in 1940.
However, the conscription numbers remained the same.

The Communist city administration fiddled with/changed a few buildings here and there in the
early 1950's and redrew the district boundaries twice between 1949 and 1960, just to make
things more interesting, but I've only encountered a couple such cases in Vinohrady in the course of 15 years research.

Here is the link to the overview of the map. It has 74 individual section pages.

http://web2.mlp.cz/mapa1938/klad.php

If you run into any trouble identifying a building/address today, write me and I will do my best
to help you with it.

All the best,

Rick


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech New Year's Speech of Austrian President #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

Anybody who is interested in watching and listening to the Austrian
President's New Year's Speech (in Tyrolean-Austrian accent) with German
subtitles can do so at the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUxllEbqRKA

He is also the only one mentioning antisemitism as far as I know, and
mentioning the upcoming anniversary of the "Anschluss" in 2018 ...

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany (but born in Vienna!)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Gesher Galicia Research Vital Records 2018 Project: An update #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The final set of indexes >from the Vital Records 2017 Project was added
to the All Galicia Database <https://search.geshergalicia.org> on
January 2. This was:

- Tarnopol (Ternopil). Jewish marriages, 1934-1936, 1938-Sept 1939.
Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond
701/1/348-354. (670 records)

We have now started indexing in the Vital Records 2018 Project, as
well as in our other six research projects for the year - including
the Josephine & Franciscan Cadastral Surveys 2018 Project, the
Holocaust Project, the Jewish Taxpayers Project, the Galician Medical
Students/Doctors Project, and the Fond 424 Project - together with our
ongoing Maps Project.

The initial record sets in the Vital Records 2018 project being
indexed over the next couple of months are:

- Tarnopol: B, M and D 1816-1820; B 1852-1865
- Lwow-Zniesienie: B (index book) 1852-1857, 1870, 1914-1939
- Gologory: B (index book) 1924-1942; M (index book) 1924-1939; D
(index book) 1924-1942.
- Stanislawow: M 1789-1871.
- Mikulince: D 1887-1890, 1893-1894, 1896-1899, 1929.
- Nowy Wisnicz: D (index book) 1919-1942.

You can read more about all our research projects for 2018 at:
<https://tinyurl.com/y7daagtz/>.

For further information, please contact: <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Prague addresses #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

Philip the National Archives library had a book whose title I do not remember sorry which showed
all street names and how they changed over the years.
I recommend you ask the Archives for help or perhaps the National Library.
Dr Matusikova is still working at the archives so you could try her though she is only there part
time now.
I have seen some old maps but my cousin sourced them >from the map publishers over the road
from our flat in Holesovice. I think its called kartogrofie or something like that. Sorry my Czech
is not good.
I am sure the archives or the library will be able to help.
Good luck
Daniela Torsh
Sydney Australia
Researching POLLAK, Prague, THORSCH, Krakow and Brno and Boskovice, FUCHS Mezeric
and more


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Prague addresses #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

Philip the National Archives library had a book whose title I do not remember sorry which showed
all street names and how they changed over the years.
I recommend you ask the Archives for help or perhaps the National Library.
Dr Matusikova is still working at the archives so you could try her though she is only there part
time now.
I have seen some old maps but my cousin sourced them >from the map publishers over the road
from our flat in Holesovice. I think its called kartogrofie or something like that. Sorry my Czech
is not good.
I am sure the archives or the library will be able to help.
Good luck
Daniela Torsh
Sydney Australia
Researching POLLAK, Prague, THORSCH, Krakow and Brno and Boskovice, FUCHS Mezeric
and more


Mitteiler Family #romania

George Muenz <gmuenz1955@...>
 

Hello,

A bit of background if I may. I am 62 and live in Vancouver, Canada. My late
Mother Rosa Berger, was >from Csenger, Hungary, near Romania.

My Mother never told us ANYTHING, not where she was from, that she had 3 brothers
and a sister, her parents names, nothing. Since starting my search about 9 months
ago, I have found family I did not even know existed in Argentina, Israel,
Hungary, Sweden, and Germany.

Her father was Simon Berger and his Mother was Fanni Mitteiler. Fanni was born in
Nagy Karoly, Carei, Carei, Satu Mare County, Romania.

A few days ago, I connected with a member of the Mittelier family who lives in
Sweden, Israel and Hungary. We are trying establish the exact connection. It's a
unique name, the only ones that show up in Geni are that of my new-found cousin
and myself I have the wedding record of my Grandfather where it lists
Fanni Mitteiler as his mother.

I think she died in 1875 so trying to find either birth records or marriage
records (She married Mayer Berger of Szamossalyi, Hungary

Your help is most appreciated.

Thanks

George Muenz


Romania SIG #Romania Mitteiler Family #romania

George Muenz <gmuenz1955@...>
 

Hello,

A bit of background if I may. I am 62 and live in Vancouver, Canada. My late
Mother Rosa Berger, was >from Csenger, Hungary, near Romania.

My Mother never told us ANYTHING, not where she was from, that she had 3 brothers
and a sister, her parents names, nothing. Since starting my search about 9 months
ago, I have found family I did not even know existed in Argentina, Israel,
Hungary, Sweden, and Germany.

Her father was Simon Berger and his Mother was Fanni Mitteiler. Fanni was born in
Nagy Karoly, Carei, Carei, Satu Mare County, Romania.

A few days ago, I connected with a member of the Mittelier family who lives in
Sweden, Israel and Hungary. We are trying establish the exact connection. It's a
unique name, the only ones that show up in Geni are that of my new-found cousin
and myself I have the wedding record of my Grandfather where it lists
Fanni Mitteiler as his mother.

I think she died in 1875 so trying to find either birth records or marriage
records (She married Mayer Berger of Szamossalyi, Hungary

Your help is most appreciated.

Thanks

George Muenz

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