Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Easy to decipher (typed, not handwritten) Hebrew/Yiddish/Aramaic reading request #galicia
Unusual marriage record that is part in English and part in Hebrew
letters, but not Hebrew (variously identified as Yiddish or Aramaic
depending on whom I ask.)
Bride is half Galician and half >from Krasnik. Groom is Latvian.
1. The English says that the date was in Teveth. The Hebrew/Yiddish
says the date was in Kislev. This is apparently a mistake. The English
secular ("December") date is consistent with the Italiangen.org
database of NYC marriages indexes and with the Teveth date and with
the day of the week. It is not consistent with the Kislev data. So it
would seem that Kislev is wrong.
2. The word gimel-aleph-lamed-daled-hey is Golda, which was the
bride's name. However, it is not the normal Hebrew spelling (which
has a vav instead of an aleph). It may be Yiddish or Aramaic.
3. Is this a "Ketubah" or is that a separate document that we haven't
found? Isn't a Ketubah supposed to be more like a prenup: >from before
the ceremony, not after; and with details about what money is to be
paid in the event of divorce?
4. The groom's name is shown as Menachem Mendel bar (son of)
Eliezer. If shown, what are the groom's parents' full Hebrew names
(including their fathers' names)?
5. What is the remainder of the text filled in the blanks in
Yiddish/Hebrew/Aramaic? (I don't care as much about the pre-printed
text, and I can read the English text.)
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