What's the correct location for this birth? Austria

+8 votes
Hello All, Working on AJ Jacobs' tree and one of his family members has Golnick, Austria listed on her naturalization record as the birth location. However, I don't see a location by this name. Any idea what it should be? Thanks!

in Genealogy Help by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (718k points)
There is a place which is Göllnitz (in German), or Gelnica (in Slovak?), or Gölnicbánya (in Hungarian?). During the Austria-Hungarian Empire was in Hungary, and today is in Slovakia.

Ref: www.Genteam.at gazetteer.
The images of the records have a low resolution--am I right that they have traveled from the netherlands to America (Rotterdam / Zeeland)? What about the passenger list entries? Are there any?

Maybe "Golnick" is just a mistake for "Galicia", as in Max' naturalization record? That would fit into the "Rep. of Austria and/or Rep. of Poland" at the end of the record.

I think you have to search in the (todays) ukraine or poland region for them, not in (todays) Austria.

2 Answers

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cache problem
by Leandra Ford G2G6 Mach 8 (85.7k points)
edited by Leandra Ford
Sorry, I didn't realize that was her husband's record. I just uploaded an image of her record on her profile.
Thanks. Thought I had a cache problem. Had some weird internet problems today too. Was about to get myself a drink!

From a German friend: There is a town in Austria called Glödnitz, and the way it is pronounced it would be spelled by anyone speaking English as Golnick.

Glödnitz is in the Diocese of Gurk, in Carinthia, Austria.
+8 votes
I checked the birth records for Glödnitz, Diocese of Gurk, in Carinthia, Austria in matricula (Catholic parish records).

There is no Clara Dubester listed.

There are two possibilities:

She is Lutheran or Jewish or this is the wrong location.
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G6 Pilot (446k points)
I had a look on the other names of her family.

I think they were Jewish.
I believe she was Jewish since her son Irving is listed as Jewish

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