JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Changes in Palestine #general
Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
Rita Margolies <b4kids@...> wrote:
My relative went to Palestine sometime during 1910-1922.After immigration to Israel, many Jews Hebraized their surnames,
like immigrants to the United States Americanized theirs.
Name changes during the British Mandate period (191847) were
recorded in the official "Palestine Gazette", copies of which
are at the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem.
Since these are listed by date, not alphabetically, they can
be difficult to use in their original form. These names were
alphabetized, by both old and new name, by Gary Mokotoff and
Shmuel Gorr. A set of six microfiche listing all 28,000 names
was published by Avotaynu. It is available at libraries, most
JGSs, and for purchase >from Avotaynu.