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marrying in the Hotel Bristol in Prague #austria-czech

rfc974@...
 

Hi folks:

Just a bit of curiousity. I noticed that many of my relatives would
go to Prague to marry in the late 19th and early 20th century and they
would get married at the Hotel Bristol. They come >from a number of
different towns and villages around Bohemia, so it can't be a
particular local preference. It might be a family preference. Or it
was something lots of people did.

I wondered if others had encountered the Hotel Bristol and if someone
knew why it was a place to marry?

Thanks!

Craig

Families: Propper, Salus, Guth, Kohn


Re: Kindertransport #austria-czech

library@...
 

The part of Winton's lists can be found at:
http://www.just-powell.co.uk/winton/list.htm

The editor of the web page wrote: Note that these are not all 669 names
on the list, just those with whom contact has yet to be made.

Regards,

Julius Muller
Toledot
Prague


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech marrying in the Hotel Bristol in Prague #austria-czech

rfc974@...
 

Hi folks:

Just a bit of curiousity. I noticed that many of my relatives would
go to Prague to marry in the late 19th and early 20th century and they
would get married at the Hotel Bristol. They come >from a number of
different towns and villages around Bohemia, so it can't be a
particular local preference. It might be a family preference. Or it
was something lots of people did.

I wondered if others had encountered the Hotel Bristol and if someone
knew why it was a place to marry?

Thanks!

Craig

Families: Propper, Salus, Guth, Kohn


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Kindertransport #austria-czech

library@...
 

The part of Winton's lists can be found at:
http://www.just-powell.co.uk/winton/list.htm

The editor of the web page wrote: Note that these are not all 669 names
on the list, just those with whom contact has yet to be made.

Regards,

Julius Muller
Toledot
Prague


Re: The name Zettchen (NEUHAN) #germany

Judith Diamond
 

I wonder if the name Zettchen is as written on the
original document or on an index and misread originally.

Judith Diamond London, UK, jrd@...

Gerhard Buck <buckidstein@...> Wrote:

There are very nice rules for explaining name changes in the 19th
century. However, we have to expect exceptions >from the rules. A change
from Settchen to Mathilde does not fit into this system, because there
is no connection between these names, when one looks at the variations.
Settchen (with a voiced S at the beginning, and therefore S in German
and Z in English) is the abbreviation of the French Lisette, which is
derived >from Hebrew Elisabeth (the same sort of s/z). Another form of
the old German name Mathilde is Mechthild. The short form is Hilde.
If we are convinced that two names represent one and the same person, we
can take refuge to a possible explanation for such cases. Sette did not
like her common and probably old fashioned name and exchanged it for the
exquisite name Mathilde. In the 19th century, we have to expect that a
girl and woman had two or more given names.


German SIG #Germany Re:The name Zettchen (NEUHAN) #germany

Judith Diamond
 

I wonder if the name Zettchen is as written on the
original document or on an index and misread originally.

Judith Diamond London, UK, jrd@...

Gerhard Buck <buckidstein@...> Wrote:

There are very nice rules for explaining name changes in the 19th
century. However, we have to expect exceptions >from the rules. A change
from Settchen to Mathilde does not fit into this system, because there
is no connection between these names, when one looks at the variations.
Settchen (with a voiced S at the beginning, and therefore S in German
and Z in English) is the abbreviation of the French Lisette, which is
derived >from Hebrew Elisabeth (the same sort of s/z). Another form of
the old German name Mathilde is Mechthild. The short form is Hilde.
If we are convinced that two names represent one and the same person, we
can take refuge to a possible explanation for such cases. Sette did not
like her common and probably old fashioned name and exchanged it for the
exquisite name Mathilde. In the 19th century, we have to expect that a
girl and woman had two or more given names.


Ukrainian Historial Educational Center #ukraine

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Is anyone going to the the half day program in Somerset, NJ? St. Thomas
Sunday, April 27th - 1:00-5:00pm 135 Davidson Ave. I need info on Lubny.
Response privately
 Thanks
Gayle


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukrainian Historial Educational Center #ukraine

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Is anyone going to the the half day program in Somerset, NJ? St. Thomas
Sunday, April 27th - 1:00-5:00pm 135 Davidson Ave. I need info on Lubny.
Response privately
 Thanks
Gayle


Re: subcarpathia digest: April 23, 2014 #subcarpathia

Beth Long
 

Hello, I joined Sub-Carpathian SIG quite a while ago, hoping to keep current
with any progress made in locating and acquiring Jewish Birth/Death/Marriage
records of Sub-Carpathia. So far, I have not seen any discussion of this.
(Maybe I missed something?) I am particularly interested in the records
of the Nagyszollos/Vinogradov district. I know they exist, and there is
at least one Ukrainian researcher who works with them on a case-by-case basis.
I have collected quite a few records (both Jewish and Civil) on the Romanian side,
and having entire record sets is a huge help in doing research. I would welcome
any information that group members might have. As well as Nagyszollos, there is
the question of the Halmi district on the Romanian side: these Jewish records
are not in the Satu Mare branch of the Romanian National Archives, though there
are civil records available for 1895-1906. In general, Jewish records of the
whole southern end of the former Ugocsa Cunty seem to have gone missing (this
is the part now in Romania). The northern portion of Ugocsa is now in the
Ukraine, and these are the Jewish records of the Nagyszollos district which are
found in the Ukrainian archive.

Beth Long
Salt Lake City

MODERATOR NOTE: We all share your frustration. The situation in Ukraine is
is very delicate and lets all hope for the best.


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Re: subcarpathia digest: April 23, 2014 #subcarpathia

Beth Long
 

Hello, I joined Sub-Carpathian SIG quite a while ago, hoping to keep current
with any progress made in locating and acquiring Jewish Birth/Death/Marriage
records of Sub-Carpathia. So far, I have not seen any discussion of this.
(Maybe I missed something?) I am particularly interested in the records
of the Nagyszollos/Vinogradov district. I know they exist, and there is
at least one Ukrainian researcher who works with them on a case-by-case basis.
I have collected quite a few records (both Jewish and Civil) on the Romanian side,
and having entire record sets is a huge help in doing research. I would welcome
any information that group members might have. As well as Nagyszollos, there is
the question of the Halmi district on the Romanian side: these Jewish records
are not in the Satu Mare branch of the Romanian National Archives, though there
are civil records available for 1895-1906. In general, Jewish records of the
whole southern end of the former Ugocsa Cunty seem to have gone missing (this
is the part now in Romania). The northern portion of Ugocsa is now in the
Ukraine, and these are the Jewish records of the Nagyszollos district which are
found in the Ukrainian archive.

Beth Long
Salt Lake City

MODERATOR NOTE: We all share your frustration. The situation in Ukraine is
is very delicate and lets all hope for the best.


WMJGS May 4th meeting Visiting a Jewish Cemetery #general

Joanne Saltman
 

The Western Mass. Jewish Genealogy Society will present Rabbi Joshua
Segal on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Congregation Sons of Zion, 378 Maple
St., Holyoke, MA. Rabbi Segal who is an expert on Jewish cemeteries
and the author of several books on the subject, will educate us on
many of the unique customs and particulars of Jewish cemeteries and
gravestones.
Free and open to the public. Easy parking at the rear of the
synagogue, enter by the side door on Cabot St.

--
Joanne Saltman
President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WMJGS May 4th meeting Visiting a Jewish Cemetery #general

Joanne Saltman
 

The Western Mass. Jewish Genealogy Society will present Rabbi Joshua
Segal on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Congregation Sons of Zion, 378 Maple
St., Holyoke, MA. Rabbi Segal who is an expert on Jewish cemeteries
and the author of several books on the subject, will educate us on
many of the unique customs and particulars of Jewish cemeteries and
gravestones.
Free and open to the public. Easy parking at the rear of the
synagogue, enter by the side door on Cabot St.

--
Joanne Saltman
President


Summary needed of 3-min Slovak-language video #hungary

edelman@...
 

Hi,

I found a video on You Tube about the 2012 find of a small number of
personal or family possessions that had been secreted away by someone
who perished in the Shoah. The video is a Slovak-language news
broadcast, very short.

I only require a summary and will have a few questions.

If you can help, please write me off list.

Thanks,
Todd Edelman
Los Angeles
edelman@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary Summary needed of 3-min Slovak-language video #hungary

edelman@...
 

Hi,

I found a video on You Tube about the 2012 find of a small number of
personal or family possessions that had been secreted away by someone
who perished in the Shoah. The video is a Slovak-language news
broadcast, very short.

I only require a summary and will have a few questions.

If you can help, please write me off list.

Thanks,
Todd Edelman
Los Angeles
edelman@...


The last five photos for Liza BARSKA FISZER - SHORT YIDDISH TRANSLATION NEEDED #yiddish

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

My grandmother Liza BARSKA FISZER/FISCHER was an actress in the Yiddish
Theatre, mainly in Warsaw. I am now posting the last five of ten photo
versos hoping for a translation that may give the name of the play and/or the
character she played.

They are on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33254

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33253

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33252

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33251

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33250



Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you so very much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre The last five photos for Liza BARSKA FISZER - SHORT YIDDISH TRANSLATION NEEDED #yiddish

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

My grandmother Liza BARSKA FISZER/FISCHER was an actress in the Yiddish
Theatre, mainly in Warsaw. I am now posting the last five of ten photo
versos hoping for a translation that may give the name of the play and/or the
character she played.

They are on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33254

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33253

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33252

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33251

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33250



Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you so very much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


It Takes a Shtetl #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Ukraine SIG has the largest mailing list of all of the JewishGen Discussion
Groups. As of today, we have 3,357 daily readers, worldwide (or at least in
26 countries). We have over 100,000 records available to us that have yet
to be acquired and entered into the All-Ukraine database. These records,
which include Revision Lists, Vital Records, tax records, and others, await
someone who can organize a project around each set of records, and follow
through with volunteers to enter the transcriptions into an Excel
spreadsheet template we will provide. And there's the rub. Despite the
fact that we have this large list of subscribers to our Discussion Group, we
are short of people to organize these projects. We have a system of Town
Leaders. As Town Leader for your town(s), your duties include establishing
a KehilaLinks page for the town (and yes, we do have volunteers who can
handle the web skills if you can't), set up a JewishGen fundraising project
for acquisition and/or translation of records (if necessary; we have a lot
of projects which are "shovel ready"), and find and organize volunteers to
do the transcription work. We can help by providing some volunteers, and we
can arrange to have a blast Email sent to everyone who is listed on the JGFF
as researching family in the town. It takes about 8-10 hours to build a
KehilaLinks site, on the average, provided you use the template KehilaLinks
Project provides, although you are certainly free to spend more time and
develop your own site design. If you need our volunteers to build the site,
you can cut your time in about half. For fundraising, JewishGen handles the
logistics. We will let you know the anticipated cost of your project(s),
and you will fill out a simple form to set up a fundraising project. Then
you can promote the project, both by contacting researchers in the JGFF and
through this forum and any other you choose. Donations are tax-deductible
in the United States and many other countries. Once the funds are raised,
you can request volunteers >from us, via the JGFF, and via the Discussion
Group. Total time commitment is probably on the order of 2 - 3 hours. This
is spread out over a period of time and there is no time pressure on you.

As Towns Director for Ukraine SIG, I spend about 3-4 hours a week answering
Emails and sending information to people. I have a responsibility for 925
towns. If each person reading this can commit to a few hours a month for
one town, we can have all these records transcribed and in the JewishGen
Ukraine Database in short order. It is not a big task, nor an overwhelming
task. You don't need any special skills or experience (although they are
helpful). There is an old saying that "the way to eat an elephant is one
bite at a time". Despite the fact that we have relatively few records
available to us, as compared to Poland, or Lithuania, or others, we need to
provide future researchers, including you and your family, access to the
ones that are available. Together, we can do it.

So what to do. First, go to our home page, www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine.
Click on the dropdown box for "Alphabetical List of Towns" on the Town and
Districts tab. Find the Town Page for your town(s). If there is a Town
Leader, click on his or her name, and let them know you are interested in
helping with any projects available. You will note that for many of our
towns, we have projects available. They are listed on the Town Page. If
there is no Town Leader, drop me a note that you can commit a couple of
hours a month, or more, to help research the records for your town. We will
help you create the projects and provide a great deal of support. But it
starts with you.

Whether you are interested in becoming a Town Leader or not, if you have an
hour or two a month that you can donate to Ukraine SIG, we ask you to take
our skills survey by clicking on the link in the lower right hand corner of
every page and spending 5 minutes letting us know how you can help. Even if
you can't read Russian or Yiddish, your help and time is invaluable to us
and all those who are researching their families in Ukraine. Won't you
please consider helping?

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, Ukraine SIG
Cmw521@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine It Takes a Shtetl #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Ukraine SIG has the largest mailing list of all of the JewishGen Discussion
Groups. As of today, we have 3,357 daily readers, worldwide (or at least in
26 countries). We have over 100,000 records available to us that have yet
to be acquired and entered into the All-Ukraine database. These records,
which include Revision Lists, Vital Records, tax records, and others, await
someone who can organize a project around each set of records, and follow
through with volunteers to enter the transcriptions into an Excel
spreadsheet template we will provide. And there's the rub. Despite the
fact that we have this large list of subscribers to our Discussion Group, we
are short of people to organize these projects. We have a system of Town
Leaders. As Town Leader for your town(s), your duties include establishing
a KehilaLinks page for the town (and yes, we do have volunteers who can
handle the web skills if you can't), set up a JewishGen fundraising project
for acquisition and/or translation of records (if necessary; we have a lot
of projects which are "shovel ready"), and find and organize volunteers to
do the transcription work. We can help by providing some volunteers, and we
can arrange to have a blast Email sent to everyone who is listed on the JGFF
as researching family in the town. It takes about 8-10 hours to build a
KehilaLinks site, on the average, provided you use the template KehilaLinks
Project provides, although you are certainly free to spend more time and
develop your own site design. If you need our volunteers to build the site,
you can cut your time in about half. For fundraising, JewishGen handles the
logistics. We will let you know the anticipated cost of your project(s),
and you will fill out a simple form to set up a fundraising project. Then
you can promote the project, both by contacting researchers in the JGFF and
through this forum and any other you choose. Donations are tax-deductible
in the United States and many other countries. Once the funds are raised,
you can request volunteers >from us, via the JGFF, and via the Discussion
Group. Total time commitment is probably on the order of 2 - 3 hours. This
is spread out over a period of time and there is no time pressure on you.

As Towns Director for Ukraine SIG, I spend about 3-4 hours a week answering
Emails and sending information to people. I have a responsibility for 925
towns. If each person reading this can commit to a few hours a month for
one town, we can have all these records transcribed and in the JewishGen
Ukraine Database in short order. It is not a big task, nor an overwhelming
task. You don't need any special skills or experience (although they are
helpful). There is an old saying that "the way to eat an elephant is one
bite at a time". Despite the fact that we have relatively few records
available to us, as compared to Poland, or Lithuania, or others, we need to
provide future researchers, including you and your family, access to the
ones that are available. Together, we can do it.

So what to do. First, go to our home page, www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine.
Click on the dropdown box for "Alphabetical List of Towns" on the Town and
Districts tab. Find the Town Page for your town(s). If there is a Town
Leader, click on his or her name, and let them know you are interested in
helping with any projects available. You will note that for many of our
towns, we have projects available. They are listed on the Town Page. If
there is no Town Leader, drop me a note that you can commit a couple of
hours a month, or more, to help research the records for your town. We will
help you create the projects and provide a great deal of support. But it
starts with you.

Whether you are interested in becoming a Town Leader or not, if you have an
hour or two a month that you can donate to Ukraine SIG, we ask you to take
our skills survey by clicking on the link in the lower right hand corner of
every page and spending 5 minutes letting us know how you can help. Even if
you can't read Russian or Yiddish, your help and time is invaluable to us
and all those who are researching their families in Ukraine. Won't you
please consider helping?

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, Ukraine SIG
Cmw521@...


MICHAEL TERK #ukraine

meira.terk@...
 

My father Michael TERK, born in Kovel Poland( now Ukraine) in the 1920s,
died recently. We are trying to learn the names of his siblings (2 sisters
and a brother - all killed in the war) . We know that his father died before
the war and his name was ITZHAK and his mother's name was TZIPORAH (?) WEINER
(we believe) and his grandfather was MOISHE TERK and his grandmother was
CHAYA TERK. We think that the family was in the furniture(?) business.
Any information would be appreciated.

MEIRA TERK
MONTREAL QUEBEC CANADA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine MICHAEL TERK #ukraine

meira.terk@...
 

My father Michael TERK, born in Kovel Poland( now Ukraine) in the 1920s,
died recently. We are trying to learn the names of his siblings (2 sisters
and a brother - all killed in the war) . We know that his father died before
the war and his name was ITZHAK and his mother's name was TZIPORAH (?) WEINER
(we believe) and his grandfather was MOISHE TERK and his grandmother was
CHAYA TERK. We think that the family was in the furniture(?) business.
Any information would be appreciated.

MEIRA TERK
MONTREAL QUEBEC CANADA