*Re: Dismoshowa ??, Hungary #hungary
Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
A Soundex analysis reveals that DISMOSHOWA and TEMESVAR are phonetically very similar. TIMOSOARA too.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
At 01:00 -0500 26.04.2006, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Re: Dismoshowa ??, Hungary
Tom Venetianer <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sao Paulo - Brazil
tom klein <h-sig@...>
The first rule of using these online databases (such as ellis island or yad vashem) is: always, always, always look at the scanned image, if it's available.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
in this case, it is line 22 of the manifest at:
with only a little bit of magnification, the place of birth is quite clearly written as "disznoshorvat" (which is in Borsod megye).
the trouble with d-m soundex is that it doesn't take into account hungarian spelling or pronunciation ("dish-mosh-hova"), and so it can be misleading. a variation, based on hungarian rather than Polish/russian/yiddish, would be very handy.
....... tom klein, toronto
Tom Venetianer <email@example.com> wrote: