Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
I was the original poster of the question about "Gizel" being equivilent to
"Katie" in the US. I want to thank all that replied and offered their
I had posted the question because of my confusion when looking at the BMD
records for a town in Hungary in which I found a "Gizel" in the birth
records with a birth date that corresponded to someone known here as Kate,
but then found a Gisella in the death records.
Further research indicates that they were separate people. The "Gizel" was
in fact known as "Kate" in the US. Her gravestone indicates her name as
Kate and her Hebrew name as "Gitel".
Thanks again to all who replied.