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Beck and Osztovics connection

Beck and Osztovics connection

Posted: 4 Mar 2012 2:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Osztovics, Beck
My great-grandfather left Pancsova with his family for Baltimore and his brother-in-law, Emerich Beck, was his sponsor. Emerich left Pancsova (then part of Hungary, I believe) in 1894. I am wondering what the family connection is since I've never heard the name Beck mentioned. How could I find more information on who lived in this area?

Re: Beck and Osztovics connection

Posted: 4 Mar 2012 7:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Mar 2012 7:56PM GMT
"How could I find more information on who lived in this area?"

-By searching the original vital records. Historical archive of Pančevo has these available on microfilms - the vital records books themselves have been returned to the central authors of all denominations :

http://www.arhivpancevo.org.rs/fondmfde.htm

-by searching secondary sources like trade and tax records, school records, military records, local newspaper and land ownership registers.

-by locating and contacting community resources and heritage groups if your ancestors belonged to a specific ethnic group - cultural and ethnic associations, present-day minority council.





Serbian Genealogy Society SGS"Rodoslovlje"
http://www.rodoslovlje.com/en

Re: Beck and Osztovics connection

Posted: 5 Mar 2012 12:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you have to go to Pancsova to see these films or does the LDS also have them? Thanks.

Re: Beck and Osztovics connection

Posted: 5 Mar 2012 1:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Mar 2012 1:30PM GMT
Yes, you have to view the records in the PANČEVO historical archive. Most municipal offices ( matični ured) have made complete copies too available to be researched on site on CDs.

The archivist from Pančevo informed me that the listing on their website has not been updated, and that all vital records of all denominations from the territory it covers are on microfilms.

To research these films, you need to either go there or hire someone. There are legal permissions you will need to obtain in both cases from the local government because you are a foreign citizen and data from vital records is protected by privacy laws.

The staff are prepared to do a lookup submitted to them through an official form for official fee, but only for individuals people and specific dates - you cannot submit a question to *check if there is anyone with surname Beck* in their records.


You may wish to consult some other unofficial existing database rather than maunicipal offices and state archives for that kind of research - if your are not interested in obtaining accurate and official transcripts, and scans of the original documents.




Serbian Genealogy Society SGS"Rodoslovlje"
http://www.rodoslovlje.com/en

Re: Beck and Osztovics connection

Posted: 3 Mar 2013 1:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello..... I am familiar with some of the Becks in the area you mentioned and know where you may find more information. What other information do you have regarding Emerich.

Re: Beck and Osztovics connection

Posted: 3 Mar 2013 1:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Emerik Beck was listed as a brother-in-law to my gr-grandfather, Pal Osztovics. Pal had many siblings as did his wife, Maria Tallien. If there are any Osztovics or Tallians in the Beck family that would be a great start in my search. It's possible that Emerik was just a nice man who sponsored people too! Emerik's wife was named Amelia. Other names are John (@1828) Joseph (@1859) Alexander (1864), Franz (@1862) Elizabeth (1901) and Josefa (a child of John's). The names vary a lot in spelling. Emerik came to the US (MD) in 1894, my gr-grandparents in 1904, Alexander and much of the family also in1904. The Beck family may have come from Hungary--but I think that this area was part of Hungary at this time so that may not be helpful. My ancestors came to Pancsevo from the Burgenland, which is now in Austria. Thanks so much for any info you can give me!
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