Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austrian town commemorated at Yad Vashem #Austria-Czech


Photos are now up on the website.

Robert W Fraser
Western Australia

snip>> the Austrian town of Laa an der Thaya has now
been commemorated at the Valley of Communities at Yad Vashem,

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Erdstein families from Vienna #Austria-Czech

michael r

I would like to thank everyone who offered types and good advice about
finding information about the above.
I am not living in the States so I can't use the Washington Archives and
can't use the Mormon too. Thanks for the mails, and if someone will
find further advice or information about the Erdstein , it will always be
welcome. Happy New-Year to all members of the group.
Michael Restatcher

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Pre-War Brno #Austria-Czech

John Berkeley

I have recently obtained copies of residence certificates issued by
the Police in Brno between 1935 and 1938 to my father who was working
as a cantor in a conservative synagogue, possibly located on ulice
Prizova. They show him living first at 14 ulice Krenova and then at 20
ulice Dornych.

Although both streets are part of modern Brno, they will have changed
a great deal since the 1930s. If anyone has access to a street
map/directory of that period and can help identify where these two
addresses were situated, I should be most grateful if they could
contact me privately.

John Berkeley (previously Berkovic)
Warwick, UK

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project, August 2010 #Austria-Czech

Lance Ackerfeld


With the New Year just around the corner, it seems good time to reflect on
our achievements - that of the Yizkor Book Project - over the past year.
During the last year we have added 71 new books, 83 new entries and updated
an average of 20 existing projects each month. These may be just "dry"
statistics but they do reflect on the high activity over the past year and
it is my hope that we will continue to grow even more this coming year..

As far as the Yizkor Book Project itself goes, during this last month we
have added these 8 new projects:

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow: Publication of the Society of the
Residents of Belchatow in Argentina)

- Fehergyarmat, Hungary (Our Former City Fehergyarmat)

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)

- Pruszkow, Poland (Memorial Book of Pruszkow, Nadzin and Vicinity)

- Senica, Slovakia (The History of a Community)

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of Stolin
and vicinity)

Added 2 new entries:

- Korolowka, Ukraine (Pinkas Poland)

- Bilcze Zlote, Ukraine (Pinkas Poland)

We have continued to update 22 of our existing projects:

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction)

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)

- Garwolin, Poland (Garwolin Memorial Book) [Polish]

- Goniadz, Poland (Our Hometown Goniondz)

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book)

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)

- Lakhva, Belarus (First ghetto to revolt, Lachwa)

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of

- Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City)

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)

- Sokal, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Sokal, Tartakow and Surroundings)

- Serock, Poland (The Book of Serock)

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)

- Terebovlya, Ukraine (Jewish Communities of Trembowla, Strusow, Janow and

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow) - [Polish]

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at to make it
easy to find them.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many, many volunteers,
translators and coordinators working on the Yizkor Book Project and wish you
all a very sweet and happy New Year.

Shana Tova Umetuka,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ShtetLinks Project Report for July / August 2010 #Austria-Czech

Susana Leistner Bloch

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen ShtetLinks.
We thank the owners and webmasters of these shtetlpages for creating fitting
memorials to the Jewish Communities that once lived in those shtetlach and
for providing a valuable resource for future generations of their descendants.

Berehove (Beregszasz), Ukraine
Created by Marshall J. Katz

Dzikow Stary (Dzikhev) (G)
Created by Leah Teicher
Webpage Design by ShtetLinks volunteer Alan Raskin

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
Created by Allan Dolgow
Webpage Design by ShtetLinks volunteer Jonny Joseph

Klykoliai (Klikol), Lithuania
Created by Richard Kurshan

Philippson JCA Colony (Itaara), Brazil
Created by Paola Khalili

Raducaneni, Romania
Created by Marcel Glaskie

Szczercow (Shtchertzov, Stertzev)
Created by Martin Davis

Velke Kapusany (Nagykapos), Slovakia
Compiled by Amos Israel Zezmer
Created / Webpage Design by Marshall J. Katz


Some of our shtetlpages were created by people who are no longer able
to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts and wish them
luck on their future endeavors.

Webpage was recently adopted:

Leova, Moldova
Created by Rennie M. Salz
Adopted by Joel Waters


The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Borisov, Belarus

Krnov (Jaegerndorf), Czech Republic

Lask, Poland

Rozdol, Ukraine


ShtetLinks webpages recently updated:

Raducaneni, Romania

Tarnobrzeg, Poland (G)

If you wish to follow their example and create a ShtetLinks webpage for your
ancestral shtetl or adopt an exiting "orphaned" shtetlpage please contact us
at: < shtetl-help@... >

GOOD NEWS!! As a result for our appeal for HTML volunteers we now have a
team of dedicated people who will help you create a webpage for your ancestral
home. Please contact us if you would like help in creating a
ShtetLinks webpage.

Shana Tova Umetukah - A Good and Sweet Year.
Ketiva Ve-Chatima Tovah - May You Be Written and Sealed for a Good Year

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech SHANA TOVA #Austria-Czech


SHANA TOVA to all the member of the SIG.
Yoram Rossler

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Announcing Our Third Course: Using JewishGen to Research Ancestral Roots #Austria-Czech

Phyllis Kramer

Basic Jewish Genealogy (1) focuses on your immigrant ancestors
lifetime in the United States. The online text lessons begin with data
collection, organization and search techniques, and focus on
researching census, vital records and Ellis Island passenger arrivals;
there is a section on Computer Basics for Genealogy. If you are a
Value Added member of JewishGen, you can enroll at no charge. (next
class begins January 15)

The Intermediate Course (2), Breaking Brick Walls in the United States
is right for you if, despite basic online research, you have not yet
found the Hebrew names, approximate birth year or former European
residence for your U.S. immigrant ancestors as this course covers more
complex U.S. topics such as naturalization, military and governmental
records, and local archival research (next class begins September 20).

Using JewishGen to Bridge Ancestral Roots (3) begins with an
introduction to Jewish History, Culture and Naming Patterns, moves
into Finding your Shtetl, using JewishGen Researcher and Country
Databases and Jewish Records Indexing (JRI-P), and includes practical
hints on translation, finding a researcher and Holocaust research.
This course creates a bridge between the American Family data and
those left behind in Europe, between records available on JewishGen
and related sites and hiring a researcher. If you are an experienced
researcher, familiar with everything JewishGen has to offer, and/or
have already found your family in European databases, this course
would be too elementary (next class begins November 1).

All three courses feature a personal mentoring program using our
online FORUM where students are encouraged to post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor(s). Courses open for enrollment 2 weeks before their
starting dates. Remember that the courses do not include research
beyond what is available online and in United States libraries and
archives. PLEASE read the course descriptions and requirements on
before enrolling in any course.

We look forward to interfacing with every student.
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Family Research in Vienna #Austria-Czech


Hello everyone -

I will be traveling to Vienna at the end
of the month (and subsequently on a bike trip
along the Danube). I would like to research my
family starting with my grandmother
Emilie (Emma) Kohn born FISCHEL.

Emma was born on 2/23/1886 in Vienna to Adolf Fischel
and Johanna nee Michalup Fischel.

I would welcome suggestions as to where and how to begin
the research. I assume that the Judische Gemeinde would be
a good starting place. I also plan to explore the neighborhood
where the family lived (after I acquire this information) and visit the

Any suggestions are welcome. Kindly respond directly to:

Thank you so much and Shana Tova,
Amira Kohn-Trattner

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Schoen/ Schon family and the International conference of the researchers of Jewish History in Tachov, CZ #Austria-Czech


I received some information >from Dr. Fred Vaclav Chvatal of the Museum Ceskeho Lesa in Tachov, Czech
Republic which may be of interest to SIG members.

An international conference of the researchers of Jewish history will be taking place October 5-7. 2010 in
Tachov. The regional archivist is preparing a lecture on the SCHOEN family. Rabbi Josef SCHOEN was the last
rabbi in Tachov before the Shoah. She is seeking information on any descendents of this family.

If any SIG members are descendents of this Schoen/Shon family or have connections to it, please e-mail me, and I can put you in touch.

Lisa Feder
Fox Lake, IL

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech VIEWMATE: Reading of two names from a handwritten Family Tree #Austria-Czech


I would be grateful if anyone who is good at deciphering German
handwriting can read two words out of a Family Tree.
The Viewmate direct links are:

If it would help to see more of the handwriting, I can email privately
an image of the whole tree.

The tree relates primarily to the WEINER, KORNFELD, KOPPERL, BERAN &
LENGSFELD families of Bohemia, and is written partly in German & partly
in Hebrew. Probably written in the early 1900s.

I posted the request on Jewishgen General Newsgroup, and have received a
few interpretations - some of which are posted with the Viewmate items.
However, as the interpretations differ significantly so I thought I
should also ask within the Austria-Czech SIG. Maybe one of them is your
relative and you recognize them !!

Many thanks for your help

Peter Lowe
Hertford, England

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Datz Family, Vienna #Austria-Czech


I would like to know if someone can shed some light of the background of

Sarah DATZ born 2.12.1902
Herman DATZ born 28.11.1896
Both lived in Vienna had one daughter
In 1939 they joined the ill fated that became to be known Kladovo -
Sabac transport to Palestine and
were killed by the German in Yugoslavia in October 1941.

Should any one have some background information of the family or
existing relative , please let me know
With many thanks
Leo Dortort

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Vanished Places (In Czech Republic) #Austria-Czech


Dear Siggers,

I would like to share with you a website that I recently came across that
might be of interest to many of you. The site is: and it literally has to be
"mined" for it has so much information. The name is somewhat of a misnomer
for it deals not only with vanished places but also with many that have not
vanished. The site is available in German and Czech, however for those that
speak neither, I recommend downloading Google "Get 1 - click translation
from your browser's toolbar' >from .Right click on
"English" and left click on "Add to Favorites". When viewing a site you want
to translate, go to Favorites or Bookmark and select "Translate to English".
It is machine translation which is not perfect but is of great help.

One site within this site is which deals with dozens
of synagogues that existed and a few that still exist in the CR. Not only
are there descriptions of vanished places but also pictures and maps showing
their locations. Happy viewing.

Frank Eisinger
Saint James, NY

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Correction to my posting of Vanished Places #Austria-Czech


Unfortunately, the site dealing with synagogues did not copy correctly. The
correct site is

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Vienna Transport 27 on 14 June 1942 #Austria-Czech

Ittai Hershman

I am wondering if anyone has the images of "Deportation List of Migration
Transport 27" of 14 June 1942 >from Vienna?

According to Yad Va'Shem, the images are available >from the US Holocaust
Museum. I was not able to find them online and I thought I would ask here
prior to writing USHMM to request it.

The list is 35 pages in alphabetical order; I am seeking an image of the
page with FANIA (FEIGA) TRACHTENBERG (deportation date as per the Yad Vashem
POT filed by her late son in 1993).

Ittai Hershman

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech update genteam #Austria-Czech

Traude Triebel

New at GenTeam more than 240.000 new records

Vienna, October 1st, 2010

New at GenTeam (also available in English):
1      20.742 new Obituaries in the Neuen Freien Presse, Vienna
        >from the years 1901-1918
2      7.308 records of the Civil marriages in Vienna 1870-1908
3      214.906 new records of Vital Statistics (church records) from
        Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Moravia
4      start with the Josef-Heider-Indices of Upper Austria
5      new Meta-search of databases at GenTeam


1     20.742 new obituaries in the Neuen Freuen Presse, Vienna between

An index of all obituaries appeared in the Neuen Freien Presse (New Free
Press), Vienna, between 1864 and 1918, is now available as an own database
at (site also available in English language!). You can search
for surnames, given names, maiden names and year. There is a link which
directs you to the obituary in the Newspaper, which can be viewed free via
Internet (site by ONB Oesterreichische National Bibliothek/Austrian
National Library).

You also may find obituaries of people not only lived in Vienna but also in
the Crown lands. Mostly, they contain also important genealogical
information of other family members.

I want to thank Mrs. Traude Triebel and Mr. Georg Gaugusch for this
extensive and important database, which is now to find at GenTeam free of
any charge.

2     7.308 records of Civil marriages
Vienna 1870-1908

Since 1870, the civil marriage was possible because of the Reichsgesetzblatt
number 49 dated May 25th, 1868 and was valid till August 1st, 1938. Due to
the fact, that § 64 of the AGBG 1811 was still active, a Christian part had
first to leave the church, whereas a possible Jewish part only needed a
marriage refusal of the Rabbi.

These marriages have been recorded in own Vital Statistics; the duplicates
are stored in the Viennese City Archives. Univ. Doz. Dr. Anna Lea Staudacher
of the Austrian Acadamy of Sciences (OeAW) has now stored all marriages
between 1870 and 1908 (books 1-5). My special thanks go to the Heraldic and
Genealogical Society Adler, Vienna. Further information about this project
can be found in the journals of the Adler between 2007 and 2010.

3     214.906 new records of Vital Statistics
       (Church records) in Lower Austria, Upper Austria,
       and Moravia.

new records >from Lower Austria: Altenmarkt im Waldviertel, Aschbach,
Echsenbach, Eibenstein, Euratsfeld, Gobelsburg, Heiligeneich, Laimbach,
Langenlois, Mittergrabern, Münichreith, Neulengbach, Rohrau, Schweiggers,
Strögen, Wieselburg, Windigsteig, Ysper, Zwentendorf
from Upper Austria: Liebenau
from Moravia: Prossmeritz
between 1625 and 1910 can be used immediately. You can find a complete
listing of all parishes via the help-botton at Indices at

I want to thank
Mrs. Silvia Kittenberger, Miss Susanne Nittmann, Mrs. Gabi Rirsch, Mrs.
Martina Schulz, Mrs. Mireille Trauner, Mrs. Dr. Gabriele Watzer, Mr. Mag.
Gottfried Böck, Mr. Mag. Fritz Eichler, Pfr. KR Richard Jindra, Mr. Herbert
Leitner, Mr. Alois Pruckner, Mr. Richard Richter, Mr. Franz Spevacek, Mr.
Dr. Armin Watzer and Mr. Ing. Leopold Zeilinger for this great database!

The complete collection contains now about 550.000 records.

4     Start with the project Josef-Heider-Indices

Josef Heider has created indices of all birth, marriage and death records of
the present Mühlviertel (upper Austria north of the Danube) and many
parishes of the Salzkammergut in Upper Austria between begin of records and
1784, some up to 1891.

The indices of the first parish are now included in the Indices of GenTeam.
I want to thank Mrs. Mireille Trauner for the records of the parish Liebenau
between 1757 and 1891.

5     new Meta-search at GenTeam

If you search for (rare) surnames, you have now the possibility to use the
new search-tool at GenTeam.

GenTeam is an organization of genealogists or historians who produce
databases on their own or as a part of a group, and who offer these
databases to all researcher without any fee.
GenTeam is a non-commercial organization!
The geographical centre of the databases is the present-day Austria and its
neighbouring lands. The use of the databases is without any fee; only a
simple registration is required.

The collection currently contains about 2 million records and will be
continually updated.

-       Index of Roman Catholic marriages of Vienna and parishes around
        between 1542 and 1860
-       Owners of houses in Lower Austria in 1817
-       Gazetteer of Czech, Austrian and Slovenian Republic (with South
-       Death Cards of soldiers >from both World Wars
-       Index of Vital Statistics and seigniorial records
-       Index of Jewish records
-       Directory of all mills and mill-owner in whole Austria
(Cisleithanien) in 1876
-       index of Wurzbach
-       Obituaries of the Neuen Freien Presse, Wien
-       Obituaries of the Pester Lloyd, Budapest

If you have any questions, please, don´t hesitate to contact me at
kontakt@.... Please, send this information to any other mailing-list
or archives. Thank you!

With kind regards,

Traude Triebel
Felix Gundacker
Vienna, Austria

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project, September 2010 #Austria-Czech

Lance Ackerfeld


Well the holidays are over (for now) which seems to hint that we should get
back to work... Still, I don't think that the Yizkor Book Project should be
ashamed of our activity over the last month. I was particularly happy to see
the renewal of a number of long standing projects and I hope this trend

Note that the YB Project exists through a great number of volunteers who
translate, transliterate, transcribe and edit material which becomes part of
the various translation projects and I send out my deep appreciation for the
very heartwarming dedication and involvement of these many wonderful people
in the YB Project.

Now to figures. During this last month we have added these 4 new projects:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Zoludzk)

- Frampol, Poland (Frampol book)

- Khust, Ukraine (The Jewish community in Chust and its surrounding

- Novoseltsy, Ukraine (Nova Sulita)

Added 3 new entries:

- Karcag, Hungary (Pinkas Hungary)

- Przemysl, Ukraine (Pinkas Poland)

- Soly, Belarus (Pinkas Poland)

We have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bedzin)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction)

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)

- Halmeu, Romania (In memory of the communities of Halmin-Turcz and

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book)

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)

- Lithuania (Lite, vol.2)

- Lithuania (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities, Lithuania)

- Merkine, Lithuania (Meretch; a Jewish Town in Lithuania)

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of

- Rivne, Ukraine (Rowno; a memorial to the Jewish community of Rowno, Wolyn)

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)

- Sanok, Poland (Memorial Book of Sanok and Vicinity)

- Serock, Poland (The Book of Serock)

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of Stolin
and vicinity)

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svinzian region; memorial book of 23 Jewish

- Svir, Belarus (There once was a town Swir; between the two world wars)

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow) - [Polish]

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at to make it
easy to find them.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Ludovica NEUMANN #Austria-Czech


Moritz NEUMANN was born circa 1822, probably in Lugoj, Romania; he was the
oldest of Abraham NEUMANN's six children (1783-1879). Moritz married
Katharina OBLATH, born 1819 in Varazdin, Croatia. Seven of their eight
children are documented as having been born in Varazdin, the last in 1864.

At some point Moritz NEUMANN moved the family to Vienna. 6 of the children
are documented as having died in Vienna, as did their mother; one daughter
perished in Terezin. The NEUMANNs have a family plot in Vienna's

I would like to find out whether Ludovica NEUMANN, the undocumented
daughter, actually existed, was perhaps erroneously misnamed, was married or
was someone else's child. The only Ludovica listed in the IKG's cemetery
database was 39 years old when she died in 1822, the year of Moritz's birth.

I am embarrassed to admit that the mysterious Ludovica NEUMANN has been on
my family tree for a long time. I shall be most grateful for suggestions or
leads to help me determine what I should do about her.

Oliver Bryk, San Francisco, < oliverbryk@... >

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech lecture on Jews in Czech emigre community of NYC in 1950s #Austria-Czech


Helen Epstein is giving a slide presentation about growing up in the
post-war Czech community of NYC at the Czech Center in New York on
Thursday October 7 at 7 PM. The talk is co-sponsored by the Czech
Center and the Society for the History of Czech Jews and will be
available on Kindle some time later. Helen will be giving a similar
presentation at the Centre Tcheque in Paris in November (for details
please see and will also speak at the Musee

Available now on Amazon Kindle is her translation of Heda Kovaly's
Under A Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 and her own Children of
the Holocaust and Where She Came >from (with additional photographs).
You don't need a Kindle to download these books -- just some kind of

Reviewer-at-Large, TheArtsFuse:

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Lysa nad Labem, Podebrady #Austria-Czech


I have recieved >from friend two newly iussed books in Czech titled
Zide v Podebradech (Jews in Podebrady) and Zide v Lysa nad Labem
(Jews in Lysa nad Labem). This books are treasure of information
on the two cities and surroundings with a large amount of important
information. The books can be obtained at Polabske Muzeum in Podebrady.

Jan O. Hellmann/DK

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech samples from 1744 Hungarian census in VIEWMATE #Austria-Czech


Hi All,

I have posted on VIEWMATE a few samples >from the 1744 Hungarian Jewish
census for Mattersdorf, Hungary (now Mattersburg, Austria) and would
appreciate translation help. It's written in old German script and I have
figured out the key phrases but I would appreciate a complete translation
just in case I am missing something important.

The Viewmate numbers are 16809, 16795, 16794.

The 1744 census for Mattersdorf contains a treasure trove of information:
1. It provides the names and ages of the householder, his wife and children,
although occasionally the ages are clearly wrong. (For instance a father
being only 12 years older than his son.)
2. If the householder came >from a town other than Mattersdorf the name of
the other town is given.
3. The year of marriage is given if the householder came >from a different
4. The name of the previous house owner is listed as well as whether or not
the house was inherited or purchased. If inherited, the year is given; if
purchased the year and purchase price is usually noted.
5. The marital or student status of children is provided.
6. If a child is living in a different town, the town is listed.

The one major drawback of this census is that the Yiddish and Hebrew names
have been Germanized as they have been in other censuses. So for example
"Yishai" became "Jacob" and Saul became "Simon." The challenge is that
Yishai may appear in other censuses as "Jueda" and Saul as "Sallmon."

The big surprise for me was the large number of people who either were born
elsewhere or who had left Mattersdorf to live in other places.

Carole Garbuny Vogel
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA