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Where is M. Furjaszeg? #general


David Shappirio
 

Have you tried searching for this place by using Google Earth? When I tried
a moment ago, it accepted the search command, but I couldn't figure out where
it navigated to, because of what appeared to be "ground clutter". (Probably I
could reset Google Earth's preferenced but so far I haven't tried.

If you haven't yet used Google Earth, let me say that it's quickly become
one of my most-used and most revealing applications. It's also freely
available for download at http://www.google.com.

As just one example, I wanted to know where my maternal grandmother came
from. No one who was left among my ancestors knew, other than that she was
from Ukraine (as my grandfather was), but I found it as a town named
Slavuta, in Ukraine, District Kamenets-Podolski.

David Shappirio,
Ann Arbor Michigan


Jeff at SG
 

Does anyone know where the place M. Furjaszeg might be located? It was probably in
what was "Hungary" and I am guessing is now the Western Ukraine but am not sure.

Thanks.

Jeff Malka
Searching: Riederman, Rederman, Ornstein


Judith Diamond
 

I suspect this is Vrsek to be found at 49°11' 18°09'
It is in Moravia and many of the towns there are prefixed Moravske or just M.
Judith Diamond,

Researching LECHNER, RATH originating Bukovina
and Galicia and HOROWITZ, HOLZER originating Krakow.


tom
 

I suspect that you are misreading the name of the place - the 1913 Gazetteer of
Hungary (searchable online at bogardi.com) doesn't list anything similar and
neither does a google search for "furjaszeg". (Normally, google would even have
hits for misspellings, etc., so finding nothing is very unusual.)

Where, and when, is this from? Is it possible to post a scan of the original
document on viewmate?

tom klein, toronto

JeffMalka@sephardicgen.com wrote:

Does anyone know where the place M. Furjaszeg might be located? It was probably
in what was "Hungary" and I am guessing is now the Western Ukraine but am not
sure.


Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

Can't find a place with that spelling. You might be looking for
Furjes, now Zagajica, Serbia, or Furesz, now Pila, Slovakia.

Vivian Kahn, Hungarian SIG Coordinator


Judith Diamond
 

I suspect 'M. Furjaszeg' is Vrsek to be found at 49°11' 18°09', which is now in
Slovakia. They would sound similar if the V is read as an F and the G is read
as a K. The s in Vrsek has a symbol over it implying a more multiple sound.
I imagine it was once in Moravia and many of the towns there are prefixed
Moravske or just M. It can be found via Stetl Seeker.

Judith Diamond
Researching LECHNER, RATH originating Bukovina
and Galicia and HOROWITZ, HOLZER originating Krakow


tom
 

What coordinates did google earth show you? when i tried searching Google Earth
for Furjaszeg, it said "your search returned no results".

(incidentally, on a Hungarian form, depending on the context, "m." is more
commonly an abbreviation of "Magyar", or the Megye.)

...tom klein, toronto

On 2008-06-28, dshap@umich.edu (David Shappirio) said:
Have you tried searching for this place by using Google Earth? When I tried a
moment ago, it accepted the search command, but I couldn't figure out where it
navigated to, because of what appeared to be "ground clutter". (Probably I could
reset Google Earth's preferenced but so far I haven't tried.