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Pharmacist in Slovakia #hungary


Rony Golan
 

Hello all,

I am looking for a person (Aladar Roth) who was a pharmacist in
Slovakia before WWII.

Do you know of any resources that may help me trace him (a book, a
directory etc.).

Many thanks,

Rony Golan
Israel

Researching:

EISDORFER - Szabolcs


Logan Kleinwaks
 

Rony Golan asked about directories or other sources that might list a
pharmacist, Aladar Roth, in Slovakia before WWII.

Some directories with relevant coverage are searchable at
genealogyindexer.org, including an enormous 1931 business directory
for all of what was then Hungary. If you perform the following
search, you will find several entries for people with this name, which
you can examine to determine whether any might be yours:

"Aladar Roth"~2

The ~2 matches the name in both surname-given and given-surname order.

Since Roth is a very common surname, including the given name as above
is a useful way to search, but, for less common surnames, I recommend
searching with surname only, as some sources only include a first
initial or abbreviated given name.

In general, you can leave all search options at their defaults, unless
you are overwhelmed with too many results. In that case, try changing
the "Any Place" option to "Hungary" (which includes sources with
coverage of modern Slovakia), "Any Collection" to "Directories"
(excluding yizkor books and other non-directory sources), limiting by
date, etc.

Among the sources searched are several Hungary Pharmacy Calendars, but
the accuracy of results for these is relatively poor, due to the poor
quality of the scans. Also, there are more Pharmacy Calendars online
that I have not yet made searchable. For both reasons, when looking
for pharmacists, you might want to browse the Pharmacy Calendars at
http://www.gyogyszeresztortenet.hu/gyogyszereszek-evkonyve/, in
addition to searching at genealogyindexer.org.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


edelman@...
 

HI Rony,

Start here:
http://www.radixindex.com/databases/pv001001.shtml

It's a Trade Directory. Lists the Trades or Professions and who is
registered as doing that in a particular town (based on how they do
currently arrange trade licenses in the Czech Republic, the directory
comes >from data the relevant dept. in every city hall where one
registers a trade... a specific license is needed for every trade.)

Radix's first level of search is as you can see at the County level

The trades are listed in Hungarian, German and French. So Dentist is
Fogorvos, Zahnarzt (literally "tooth doctor"), and... Dentiste (the use
of French was I suppose mostly related to exporters...)

As I recall, the indices are free but the images cost a bit. (The
payment system is odd but seems trustworthy).

I've found ancestors here in Saros, Ung and Zemplen counties. If this
person is >from what's currently Slovakia but also possibly close to
Szabolcs in Hungary, I would perhaps look first in Zemplen (which is in
both current Slovakia and Hungary) Abauj and Torna Counties...

If you don't know the Hungarian name of a modern Slovak town, check
Hungarian Wikipedia first using Slovak name and then also
http://www.radixhub.com/radixhub/gazetteers/1877 and to find where it is
using the Hungarian name http://www.radixhub.com/

See also
https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Magyar_Kir%C3%A1lys%C3%A1g_v%C3%A1rmegy%C3%A9inek_list%C3%A1ja_(1881%E2%80%931918)

- Todd,
Davis, California

On 09/21/2016 01:07 AM, Rony Golan rony.golan@gmail.com wrote:
Hello all,

I am looking for a person (Aladar Roth) who was a pharmacist in
Slovakia before WWII.

Do you know of any resources that may help me trace him (a book, a
directory etc.).

Many thanks,

Rony Golan
Israel

Researching:

EISDORFER - Szabolcs