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Budapest city directories #hungary

diane goldman <dgoldman@...>
 

. . . . I am looking for Budapest City Directories >from the late 1800s
to the early 1900s either on fiche or microfilm or the actual books.


The Szechenyi Library in Budapest has non-current city directories. I
don't know for what years.
--Diane
<dgoldman@erols.com>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Budapest city directories #hungary

diane goldman <dgoldman@...>
 

. . . . I am looking for Budapest City Directories >from the late 1800s
to the early 1900s either on fiche or microfilm or the actual books.


The Szechenyi Library in Budapest has non-current city directories. I
don't know for what years.
--Diane
<dgoldman@erols.com>


Need help in USA (New York and Indiana) #general

Alkrams <alkrams@...>
 

Hello everybody:
I hope somebody will be able to help me.

Do someone know something or is there a way, without leaving Paris, to know
something about these people:

1- Cerf STRAUSS (b. France ca 1820) went to USA after 1849 (His daughter Anna
Emilie was born in Orange 1849). His wife Regine LYON joined him some times
later. They had 3 sons and 4 daughters (are they born in USA or in France
I
don't know).
In october 1858 Cerf Strauss was murdered ("assassine par les noirs") in
Indiana and his wife wonded (where in Indiana I don't know, but may be there is
something about it in newspapers). Then his wife and children came back to
France.

2- Jacob Eugene MENDES FRANCE (b. 1816 bordeaux) and his wife Rosa COUZY (or
Cousin or Roussel ?) they went to USA after 1842 and probably lived in New
York. They had 3 children, possibly born in New York : Henry, Rachel married to
POPELET, Leontine b. New York January 6 1852. Henry and Rachel where living in
New York in 1893. The address of Rachel was 81 Brood Street. Leontine was
living in Paris.
Jacob Eugene has been naturalized.
He was probably chocolate manufacturer with his brother in law Hermann Runkel.
He came back to France where he died 1893.

3 - Sara MENDES FRANCE (b. 1818 Bordeaux) sister of Jacob Eugene, married to
Hermann RUNKEL. They had 2 daughters Clara and Daniela
Hermann Runkel was a chocolate manufacturer under the name of "Runkel
Brothers". The enterprise has been created in 1870, In 1890 it was located in
New York, 445-447 West 30. As far as I know they never left USA

Thank you for any information

Anne Lifshitz-Krams


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help in USA (New York and Indiana) #general

Alkrams <alkrams@...>
 

Hello everybody:
I hope somebody will be able to help me.

Do someone know something or is there a way, without leaving Paris, to know
something about these people:

1- Cerf STRAUSS (b. France ca 1820) went to USA after 1849 (His daughter Anna
Emilie was born in Orange 1849). His wife Regine LYON joined him some times
later. They had 3 sons and 4 daughters (are they born in USA or in France
I
don't know).
In october 1858 Cerf Strauss was murdered ("assassine par les noirs") in
Indiana and his wife wonded (where in Indiana I don't know, but may be there is
something about it in newspapers). Then his wife and children came back to
France.

2- Jacob Eugene MENDES FRANCE (b. 1816 bordeaux) and his wife Rosa COUZY (or
Cousin or Roussel ?) they went to USA after 1842 and probably lived in New
York. They had 3 children, possibly born in New York : Henry, Rachel married to
POPELET, Leontine b. New York January 6 1852. Henry and Rachel where living in
New York in 1893. The address of Rachel was 81 Brood Street. Leontine was
living in Paris.
Jacob Eugene has been naturalized.
He was probably chocolate manufacturer with his brother in law Hermann Runkel.
He came back to France where he died 1893.

3 - Sara MENDES FRANCE (b. 1818 Bordeaux) sister of Jacob Eugene, married to
Hermann RUNKEL. They had 2 daughters Clara and Daniela
Hermann Runkel was a chocolate manufacturer under the name of "Runkel
Brothers". The enterprise has been created in 1870, In 1890 it was located in
New York, 445-447 West 30. As far as I know they never left USA

Thank you for any information

Anne Lifshitz-Krams


Help Needed in locating holocaust survivors from Lithuania #lithuania

Generation <budman@...>
 

PLEASE HELP.

Hello. I am searching for a holocaust survivor (or any connection to
them). I recently came across proof that my great aunt and her daughter
survived the holocaust. In a letter written by my grandfather, Simon
(Shimon) Solomin, it states that their names appeared on a survivor
list in 1945 or 46. Unfortunately, the person who saw this list is no
longer alive.

The names are as follows:

1. Ita (Ida) Solomin, nee Hoffman, born 1900 (approx.) Vilkaviski,
Lithuania
wife of Moshe Solomin, who was killed in holocaust
2. Aviva Solomin - daughter to Ita and Moshe, born 1938, Vilkaviski or
Vilna, Lithuania

These people could be listed under the family name Hoffman or Goffman

If anyone has a connection to the name Solomin / Saloman / Saliman/
Solominas
/ Solomon, etc or Hoffman please let me know. Please ask relatives,
friends
etc if they ever heard of these people.

I also have a picture of Ita (Ida) and Moshe that I can show..

It was believed that they were at a German deportation camp or a
concentration camp.

Here is what I have done to date:

1)I have sent a request to the International Tracing Service, but
nothing has come out of it.

2) I purchased the book "How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of
the Holocaust" by Gary Mokotoff, and have tried his suggestions.
Note:
I was at Yad Vashem in Israel and searched through the index cards on
microfilm of the Red Cross/Tracing Service without success. I tried
looking up other material in Yad Vashem according to Gary Mokotoff's
book, but the archivist who was there at the time I visitted Yad Vashem
was extremely rude, unhelpful, and presented me with one of the worst
experiences I have ever encountered during my research. She said that my
reference book (by Mokotoff) was making her sick and that I should get
it out of her face. Talk about rudeness. Mr Mokotoff's book is the best
reference available and is extremely well written.

3) I have even interviewed two holocaust survivors >from Vilkaviski, but
they have been unable to provide any information on these individuals.

4) I have check the book on Lithuanian Jewish Communities without
finding any matching names.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to proceed would be appreciated.

I would like to thank people in advance for their help.

Regards,

Mark J. Budman
email: budman@generation.net

Researching "SOLOMIN/SOLOMINAS/SOLOMON/SALOMON" from
Kaunus/Kovno/Vilkaviskis/Vilna/Vilnius
"KATZ/KAHN" >from Pilvishok/Pilvishkiai
"HOFFMAN" >from Vilkaviskis/Vilna/Vilnius
"KLEINSTEIN" >from Vilkaviski/Vilnius/Vilna


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help Needed in locating holocaust survivors from Lithuania #lithuania

Generation <budman@...>
 

PLEASE HELP.

Hello. I am searching for a holocaust survivor (or any connection to
them). I recently came across proof that my great aunt and her daughter
survived the holocaust. In a letter written by my grandfather, Simon
(Shimon) Solomin, it states that their names appeared on a survivor
list in 1945 or 46. Unfortunately, the person who saw this list is no
longer alive.

The names are as follows:

1. Ita (Ida) Solomin, nee Hoffman, born 1900 (approx.) Vilkaviski,
Lithuania
wife of Moshe Solomin, who was killed in holocaust
2. Aviva Solomin - daughter to Ita and Moshe, born 1938, Vilkaviski or
Vilna, Lithuania

These people could be listed under the family name Hoffman or Goffman

If anyone has a connection to the name Solomin / Saloman / Saliman/
Solominas
/ Solomon, etc or Hoffman please let me know. Please ask relatives,
friends
etc if they ever heard of these people.

I also have a picture of Ita (Ida) and Moshe that I can show..

It was believed that they were at a German deportation camp or a
concentration camp.

Here is what I have done to date:

1)I have sent a request to the International Tracing Service, but
nothing has come out of it.

2) I purchased the book "How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of
the Holocaust" by Gary Mokotoff, and have tried his suggestions.
Note:
I was at Yad Vashem in Israel and searched through the index cards on
microfilm of the Red Cross/Tracing Service without success. I tried
looking up other material in Yad Vashem according to Gary Mokotoff's
book, but the archivist who was there at the time I visitted Yad Vashem
was extremely rude, unhelpful, and presented me with one of the worst
experiences I have ever encountered during my research. She said that my
reference book (by Mokotoff) was making her sick and that I should get
it out of her face. Talk about rudeness. Mr Mokotoff's book is the best
reference available and is extremely well written.

3) I have even interviewed two holocaust survivors >from Vilkaviski, but
they have been unable to provide any information on these individuals.

4) I have check the book on Lithuanian Jewish Communities without
finding any matching names.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to proceed would be appreciated.

I would like to thank people in advance for their help.

Regards,

Mark J. Budman
email: budman@generation.net

Researching "SOLOMIN/SOLOMINAS/SOLOMON/SALOMON" from
Kaunus/Kovno/Vilkaviskis/Vilna/Vilnius
"KATZ/KAHN" >from Pilvishok/Pilvishkiai
"HOFFMAN" >from Vilkaviskis/Vilna/Vilnius
"KLEINSTEIN" >from Vilkaviski/Vilnius/Vilna


Re: Searching: Dina KAYE/Danny KAYE #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

David,

Or anyone else trying to find an author, songwriter, etc.- or
family member of same:

This is a long way of going about it,but you might write the
publisher of Danny Kaye's autobiography. You could also find out by
calling BMI, ASCAP and SESAC which of these performing rights
organizations Sylvia Fine belongs to and contact her through them.

Best,
Stacy Harris

David Kravitz writes:

Does anyone know how to contact Dina Kaye the daughter of the actor
Danny
Kaye and his songwriter wife, Sylvia Fine?...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching: Dina KAYE/Danny KAYE #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

David,

Or anyone else trying to find an author, songwriter, etc.- or
family member of same:

This is a long way of going about it,but you might write the
publisher of Danny Kaye's autobiography. You could also find out by
calling BMI, ASCAP and SESAC which of these performing rights
organizations Sylvia Fine belongs to and contact her through them.

Best,
Stacy Harris

David Kravitz writes:

Does anyone know how to contact Dina Kaye the daughter of the actor
Danny
Kaye and his songwriter wife, Sylvia Fine?...


Re: Given Names -- Question #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-11-05 18:22:34 EST, rickiz@mindspring.com writes:

<<
My paternal grandparents entered the USA as
"Basja"
==Probably the Ashkenazi pronounciation for Bathya, Batya, a common Hebrew
name, especially in Eastern Europe. I don't recall precisely, I think it was
the name of Rashi's scholarly daughter and may have Biblical origins

and "Osias" >>
==This may be a Hellenic form for Hoshe`a (Hosea), one of the twelve "minor"
prophets in the Tanakh

Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Names -- Question #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-11-05 18:22:34 EST, rickiz@mindspring.com writes:

<<
My paternal grandparents entered the USA as
"Basja"
==Probably the Ashkenazi pronounciation for Bathya, Batya, a common Hebrew
name, especially in Eastern Europe. I don't recall precisely, I think it was
the name of Rashi's scholarly daughter and may have Biblical origins

and "Osias" >>
==This may be a Hellenic form for Hoshe`a (Hosea), one of the twelve "minor"
prophets in the Tanakh

Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester


Re: NY, marriage and divorce #general

Judith27
 

Gayle Riley recently asked:

Has anyone, who has looked for a marriage records, come out finding the
person never had civil marriage and only a religious divorce. I have
been looking for divorce records for Jacob Levine >from Minsk, Belarus,
when he lived in NY during the time 1898-1901 and second marriage
record. I have found neither.

In some ways I am in a similar research situation ...
I discovered accidentally that one of my great uncles may have been married
twice when I located his 1905 marriage license to the wife I knew of. On that
certificate it clearly stated that this was his second marriage. I then
searched for a record of a possible previous first marriage which, happily, I
found. However, I have not yet been able to unearth any information on what
happened to thisearlier 1895 first marriage.
I searched in the Old Records office at 31 Chambers Street for a
possible divorce record, but nothing showed up there. Since my uncle moved from
NYC to NJ sometime around 1900, the clerk suggested I try searching NJ divorce
records, but I haven't had a chance to do that yet.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan

Researching: APPELBAUM, BALINKY, BERNHARDT, BOCHUR, FLIEGEL, KUFELD, LANGER,
LEPAR, NACHUMOVITZ, RODITI, SHAMIS, SURNAMER, WEBER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NY, marriage and divorce #general

Judith27
 

Gayle Riley recently asked:

Has anyone, who has looked for a marriage records, come out finding the
person never had civil marriage and only a religious divorce. I have
been looking for divorce records for Jacob Levine >from Minsk, Belarus,
when he lived in NY during the time 1898-1901 and second marriage
record. I have found neither.

In some ways I am in a similar research situation ...
I discovered accidentally that one of my great uncles may have been married
twice when I located his 1905 marriage license to the wife I knew of. On that
certificate it clearly stated that this was his second marriage. I then
searched for a record of a possible previous first marriage which, happily, I
found. However, I have not yet been able to unearth any information on what
happened to thisearlier 1895 first marriage.
I searched in the Old Records office at 31 Chambers Street for a
possible divorce record, but nothing showed up there. Since my uncle moved from
NYC to NJ sometime around 1900, the clerk suggested I try searching NJ divorce
records, but I haven't had a chance to do that yet.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan

Researching: APPELBAUM, BALINKY, BERNHARDT, BOCHUR, FLIEGEL, KUFELD, LANGER,
LEPAR, NACHUMOVITZ, RODITI, SHAMIS, SURNAMER, WEBER


Siberian Expeditionary Force #general

Sherribob@...
 

I believe someone recently posted a query re: Siberian Expeditionary Force.
A quick check of the Library of Congress web site found one entry on this
topic.

Title: Military monograph on Siberia, containing information and route notes
from Vladivostok to Irkutsk (microform)
LC call no.: Microfilm 50894 (U)
Notes: Work is sometimes refered to as Siberian Expeditionary Force.

Hope this helps, and good luck in your search.

Sherri Bobish


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Siberian Expeditionary Force #general

Sherribob@...
 

I believe someone recently posted a query re: Siberian Expeditionary Force.
A quick check of the Library of Congress web site found one entry on this
topic.

Title: Military monograph on Siberia, containing information and route notes
from Vladivostok to Irkutsk (microform)
LC call no.: Microfilm 50894 (U)
Notes: Work is sometimes refered to as Siberian Expeditionary Force.

Hope this helps, and good luck in your search.

Sherri Bobish


Re: Genetic memory #general

Rob Weisskirch <rweisskirch@...>
 

Sheila,

Currently, there are several theories of memory. The old notions of long
term and short term memory have been considerably expanded.

There two important memory systems in terms of what you are talking about.
Episodic memory stores all the memories that one has personally
experienced. It involves any sort of mental time travel. It shows minor
declines in old age.

Semantic memory involves all the facts that are not necessarily imbedded in
context. For example, what's the capital of Florida? You probably wouldn't
come up with Tallahasee in a particular context (although you might be
able to remember learning the capitals). There are some declines in old
age--although there are aspects which remain intact.

Another type of memory system is procedural memory, the ability to remember
how to do something. For example, the old saying of "you never forget how
to ride a bike" is mostly true. The same can be said of many activities.
For older people, it is better to tell them to take medication after every
meal rather than 3 times a day. Procedural memory is the most enduring
over the life span. So, it might be useful to have someone SHOW you how
they did something.

The subcategory of source memory may be related to your question too.
Source memory is remembering the "source" of information. So, it may be
remembering where you parked your car in the mall as well as where you
heard a specific piece of information. This shows decrements over the
lifespan.

The most relevant piece of memory research for genealogists is the notion
of the "reminiscence bump." This has to with number of remembered events
from over the lifespan. Of course, the most recent memories (in the last
year) are best recalled in memory tasks. However, if you ask people to
recall events >from different periods of their life, they tend to recall
more events which took place when they were 15-25 years old (roughly),
despite their current age. Accuracy is not always verifiable.

Another interesting phenomenon is the notion of "flash bulb" memories.
These are non-normative events that are usually emotionally-laden. For
example, some people remember very minute details about when Kennedy was
shot. (BTW, I wasn't even alive :-)). The same could be said about
Kristallnacht. So, for those who experienced particularly traumatic events,
their memories may be fairly accurate.

I hope this helps,

Rob Weisskirch

SHEILA TOFFELL wrote:

Does anyone know anything about genetic memory, specifically to do with
location? Sheila Toffell


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Genetic memory #general

Rob Weisskirch <rweisskirch@...>
 

Sheila,

Currently, there are several theories of memory. The old notions of long
term and short term memory have been considerably expanded.

There two important memory systems in terms of what you are talking about.
Episodic memory stores all the memories that one has personally
experienced. It involves any sort of mental time travel. It shows minor
declines in old age.

Semantic memory involves all the facts that are not necessarily imbedded in
context. For example, what's the capital of Florida? You probably wouldn't
come up with Tallahasee in a particular context (although you might be
able to remember learning the capitals). There are some declines in old
age--although there are aspects which remain intact.

Another type of memory system is procedural memory, the ability to remember
how to do something. For example, the old saying of "you never forget how
to ride a bike" is mostly true. The same can be said of many activities.
For older people, it is better to tell them to take medication after every
meal rather than 3 times a day. Procedural memory is the most enduring
over the life span. So, it might be useful to have someone SHOW you how
they did something.

The subcategory of source memory may be related to your question too.
Source memory is remembering the "source" of information. So, it may be
remembering where you parked your car in the mall as well as where you
heard a specific piece of information. This shows decrements over the
lifespan.

The most relevant piece of memory research for genealogists is the notion
of the "reminiscence bump." This has to with number of remembered events
from over the lifespan. Of course, the most recent memories (in the last
year) are best recalled in memory tasks. However, if you ask people to
recall events >from different periods of their life, they tend to recall
more events which took place when they were 15-25 years old (roughly),
despite their current age. Accuracy is not always verifiable.

Another interesting phenomenon is the notion of "flash bulb" memories.
These are non-normative events that are usually emotionally-laden. For
example, some people remember very minute details about when Kennedy was
shot. (BTW, I wasn't even alive :-)). The same could be said about
Kristallnacht. So, for those who experienced particularly traumatic events,
their memories may be fairly accurate.

I hope this helps,

Rob Weisskirch

SHEILA TOFFELL wrote:

Does anyone know anything about genetic memory, specifically to do with
location? Sheila Toffell


Searching for Jordan LIEBMAN #general

Lou Fine <loufine@...>
 

Dear Jenners

I am searching for Jordan LEIBMAN who attended the University of Chicago
in 1948. His uncle owned a Chrysler/Dodge auto agency in Chicago.
Jordan's grandmother was Mrs. BODANIS.

Please reply privately to <loufine@juno.com>

Thanks

Louis A. Fine, Tacoma, WA
mail to: <loufine@juno.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Jordan LIEBMAN #general

Lou Fine <loufine@...>
 

Dear Jenners

I am searching for Jordan LEIBMAN who attended the University of Chicago
in 1948. His uncle owned a Chrysler/Dodge auto agency in Chicago.
Jordan's grandmother was Mrs. BODANIS.

Please reply privately to <loufine@juno.com>

Thanks

Louis A. Fine, Tacoma, WA
mail to: <loufine@juno.com>


Given names -question #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Alexander Sharon wrote:
It remains the story about a newly emigrated to America traditional Jew
from
Poland by the name Sean Fergusson.
"How come, you have such a name?" people asked him. "When I arrived, the
immigration official have asked my name. And I was so exited that I simply
forgot it. And I told him: "Shoyn forgossen"."
<snip>

In the small Jewish section of the cemetery in Greenock, Scotland, you will
see the name Ferguson, a common Scots name. Unfortunately for the story,
the name was originally Fagerson and so was readily changed.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given names -question #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Alexander Sharon wrote:
It remains the story about a newly emigrated to America traditional Jew
from
Poland by the name Sean Fergusson.
"How come, you have such a name?" people asked him. "When I arrived, the
immigration official have asked my name. And I was so exited that I simply
forgot it. And I told him: "Shoyn forgossen"."
<snip>

In the small Jewish section of the cemetery in Greenock, Scotland, you will
see the name Ferguson, a common Scots name. Unfortunately for the story,
the name was originally Fagerson and so was readily changed.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England