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searching Austro-Hungary for family #austria-czech #hungary


Norbert Steiner
 

My father grew up in a town now known as Deutschkreutz in Austria. Though the name is a German name everybody in the town speaks Hungarian. He told me that he had siblings (I know all 4), half siblings and step siblings (none of whom I know). The only thing I know about one of them is that he went to Australia and won a Bronze medal at the Olympics in California for Australia. Can anyone advise me where or how to look for those half- and step-siblings? I believe that I have exhausted all data banks that I know of but there must be others that I know nothing of. How does anyone look for documents without physically going to the towns and villages where they lived?


Molly Staub
 

I wrote previously asking for suggestions on reaching Dr. Ervin Staub from Hungary, who was on the faculty of University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I am hoping he might be related to my husband's Staub family from Hungary. Thanks for  the many responses I received .Unfortunately, none has connected. Some were not working, others just did not get a response. I assume that anyone with an edu in the address still reads his/her mail even though school might be closed. Here are the addresses I contacted (there were multiple suggestions of most): estaub@...; umass.edu/peacepsychology/ervin-staub; ervinstaub.phd. If anyone has a different address, I would love to hear from you. Molly Arost Stab, Boca Raton, FL


Deanna Levinsky
 

Have you tried telephone directories for Amherst and surrounding towns. There are at least four other colleges/ universities in the area. Maybe he transferred to another school 
Deanna Levinsky 
Long Island New York 
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Deanna Mandel Levinsky

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Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY


James
 

The only Australian to win an individual bronz medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games was Eddie Scarf in Freestyle Wrestling Lt. Heavyweight event.

If he was born recently enough, check the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Game medalists. Google Olympic Games medalists.

James Castellan
Montreal Games 1976


Michael Hoffman
 

Do a search on the website of the Australian National Archives, you should be able to find Military and Immigration records, and if you are lucky
you will be able to download them to your computer.

Regards,
 
Michael Hoffman
Borehamwood,
HERTS UK.


Schonfeld.family@...
 

Try the indices in the following link

https://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/indizes-deutschkreutz/

The town was known to Jews as Tselim to avoid saying kreutz cross.

The records are available online on the Familysearch website.

Jacob Shayzaf Israel   <Schonfeld.family@...>

Norbert Steiner  <steiner71@...>  wrote:
My father grew up in a town now known as Deutschkreutz in Austria. Though the name is a German name everybody in the town speaks Hungarian. He told me that he had siblings (I know all 4), half siblings and step siblings (none of whom I know). The only thing I know about one of them is that he went to Australia and won a Bronze medal at the Olympics in California for Australia. Can anyone advise me where or how to look for those half- and step-siblings? I believe that I have exhausted all data banks that I know of but there must be others that I know nothing of. How does anyone look for documents without physically going to the towns and villages where they lived?