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Re: Yechial- Michael #general

Carrol & Jay Harris <cjharris@...>
 

Hi I've been reading the discussions about the name Yechial and Michael
there is another connection, many Yechial's are also Michal there full name
would be Yechial Michal. I'm told that there was a very important Shephardi
Rabbi named Yechial Michal, whose followers ended up in Poland, so that the
combination of the two names became very popular. So maybe the Micheal is
not >from the Yechial part of their name but rather >from the Michal.
Carol Harris
Ginot Shomron Israel


The Given Name Project #latvia

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Hi LatviaSIGers,

David Curwin and I recently announced to you our project to prepare a
computer data base of given names for Jews born in Eastern Europe
(right now, for Lithuania and Latvia), some of whom may have emigrated
to other countries.

Our intent is to provide a research tool allowing one to learn about
our ancestors' given names, the names' origins, how different types of
given names & their variations were linked together (Hebrew, Yiddish,
Secular, & their nicknames), how these names translated into
foreign-language given names/nicknames when our ancestors left their
ancestral homes and immigrated to foreign countries like the U.S.,
South Africa, England, Palestine, Argentina, and so on. I think that
you can imagine how such a data base would be useful in your research!

The above data is now being inputted with a concentration on Lithuania
and Latvia, on the one hand, and the U.S. on the other. We want to
extend these data to other English-speaking countries (South Africa,
England, Canada, Australia/New Zealand), as well as to other countries
which received our ancestors in large numbers, countries where Spanish,
Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, and other languages were spoken.

So far, we have a data base of about 650 records, each one including
the type of linked data described above. Of course, these data are not
complete for each record -- we still have much research to do for the
existing records -- and we need to add other name sets. The sources of
these data are quite varied. The Eastern Europe data cover the
earliest periods up to about 1910-20, and we are particularly
interested now in linked name sets for the period 1880 to 1910-20, when
massive emigration >from Lithuania and Latvia took place.

We realize that the linkage or equivalence between the Eastern European
data and the foreign country data will have to be statistical. That
is, we expect that a given name (say, Yehuda Leib) will translate into
a number of different English (or other language) names (say, Judah) in
a statistical way -- such as a certain fraction for this English name,
another fraction for that one, etc. And this linkage will be dependent
on the time period of emigration (and/or birth in the foreign country)
as well as the particular shtetlach or origin and the ultimate foreign
city of immigration. There were name fads on both sides of the ocean
and these fads changed >from time to time. That's life!

Dave and I are asking for your help. Please do look at your own
information, no matter how modest in scope, and submit it to us. The
kind of information we most want for each person or group of persons,
is as follows:

o the complete Hebrew/Yiddish/Secular given names/kinuim >from Europe
(ALL of them)
o the foreign-language given names & nicknames (ALL of them)
o Shtetl/country of origin, & approximate date of emigration
o Foreign city/country of immigration, & approx. date of entry

Even if your data are not as detailed as this list suggests, please DO
send it to us -- we can certainly use it.

It is our intent to publish this data base on the web so that it is
freely available to all. And we hope also to make it available to
users by download for personal viewing via a data base or spreadsheet
program, or a browser.

How about it?! Please help us -- you would be helping us all and
Jewish Genealogy!

Regards,

Jerry=20

--
Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel=A0=A0=A0 E-mail: jerry@vms.huji.ac.il
Researching:
=A0 AIZIKOWITZ, MARCUS, MICHELOVICH, MIRVIS Baisogala/Datnuva Lithuania
=A0 ESTERSON, NORINSKY=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=
Berdichev=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Ukraine
=A0 KRETZMER, SWEETGALL=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Zhaimel/Birzai=A0=A0=
=A0=A0=A0 Lithuania
=A0 HELL, WAGENHEIM=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=
Riga/Bauske=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Latvia
Visit the ESRA web site:=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=
<http://www.esra.org.il/>=20


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yechial- Michael #general

Carrol & Jay Harris <cjharris@...>
 

Hi I've been reading the discussions about the name Yechial and Michael
there is another connection, many Yechial's are also Michal there full name
would be Yechial Michal. I'm told that there was a very important Shephardi
Rabbi named Yechial Michal, whose followers ended up in Poland, so that the
combination of the two names became very popular. So maybe the Micheal is
not >from the Yechial part of their name but rather >from the Michal.
Carol Harris
Ginot Shomron Israel


Latvia SIG #Latvia The Given Name Project #latvia

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Hi LatviaSIGers,

David Curwin and I recently announced to you our project to prepare a
computer data base of given names for Jews born in Eastern Europe
(right now, for Lithuania and Latvia), some of whom may have emigrated
to other countries.

Our intent is to provide a research tool allowing one to learn about
our ancestors' given names, the names' origins, how different types of
given names & their variations were linked together (Hebrew, Yiddish,
Secular, & their nicknames), how these names translated into
foreign-language given names/nicknames when our ancestors left their
ancestral homes and immigrated to foreign countries like the U.S.,
South Africa, England, Palestine, Argentina, and so on. I think that
you can imagine how such a data base would be useful in your research!

The above data is now being inputted with a concentration on Lithuania
and Latvia, on the one hand, and the U.S. on the other. We want to
extend these data to other English-speaking countries (South Africa,
England, Canada, Australia/New Zealand), as well as to other countries
which received our ancestors in large numbers, countries where Spanish,
Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, and other languages were spoken.

So far, we have a data base of about 650 records, each one including
the type of linked data described above. Of course, these data are not
complete for each record -- we still have much research to do for the
existing records -- and we need to add other name sets. The sources of
these data are quite varied. The Eastern Europe data cover the
earliest periods up to about 1910-20, and we are particularly
interested now in linked name sets for the period 1880 to 1910-20, when
massive emigration >from Lithuania and Latvia took place.

We realize that the linkage or equivalence between the Eastern European
data and the foreign country data will have to be statistical. That
is, we expect that a given name (say, Yehuda Leib) will translate into
a number of different English (or other language) names (say, Judah) in
a statistical way -- such as a certain fraction for this English name,
another fraction for that one, etc. And this linkage will be dependent
on the time period of emigration (and/or birth in the foreign country)
as well as the particular shtetlach or origin and the ultimate foreign
city of immigration. There were name fads on both sides of the ocean
and these fads changed >from time to time. That's life!

Dave and I are asking for your help. Please do look at your own
information, no matter how modest in scope, and submit it to us. The
kind of information we most want for each person or group of persons,
is as follows:

o the complete Hebrew/Yiddish/Secular given names/kinuim >from Europe
(ALL of them)
o the foreign-language given names & nicknames (ALL of them)
o Shtetl/country of origin, & approximate date of emigration
o Foreign city/country of immigration, & approx. date of entry

Even if your data are not as detailed as this list suggests, please DO
send it to us -- we can certainly use it.

It is our intent to publish this data base on the web so that it is
freely available to all. And we hope also to make it available to
users by download for personal viewing via a data base or spreadsheet
program, or a browser.

How about it?! Please help us -- you would be helping us all and
Jewish Genealogy!

Regards,

Jerry=20

--
Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel=A0=A0=A0 E-mail: jerry@vms.huji.ac.il
Researching:
=A0 AIZIKOWITZ, MARCUS, MICHELOVICH, MIRVIS Baisogala/Datnuva Lithuania
=A0 ESTERSON, NORINSKY=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=
Berdichev=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Ukraine
=A0 KRETZMER, SWEETGALL=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Zhaimel/Birzai=A0=A0=
=A0=A0=A0 Lithuania
=A0 HELL, WAGENHEIM=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=
Riga/Bauske=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Latvia
Visit the ESRA web site:=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=
<http://www.esra.org.il/>=20


Pittsburgh PA birth certificates circa 1888 thru 1898 #general

Hantman, Isaac <IXH@...>
 

Am seeking info re how / where to obtain Birth Certificates of 2 specific
individuals born in Pittsburgh PA sometime between 1888 and 1898. Who, if
anyone, will/can do a search over that time period ?

Thanks for your help
Isaac Hantman
ixh@cdrh.fda.gov
or
hantmanr@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pittsburgh PA birth certificates circa 1888 thru 1898 #general

Hantman, Isaac <IXH@...>
 

Am seeking info re how / where to obtain Birth Certificates of 2 specific
individuals born in Pittsburgh PA sometime between 1888 and 1898. Who, if
anyone, will/can do a search over that time period ?

Thanks for your help
Isaac Hantman
ixh@cdrh.fda.gov
or
hantmanr@erols.com


Chicago/St.Louis --Frances ...?..., nee MEISNER #general

James Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Frances MEISNER, born about 1918 in New York,
married in the 1940's to a doctor, name unknown,
in either Chicago or St. Louis or New York. She
died young, probably in the 1960's. She was my
father's first cousin and I'm seeking her children.

Do Illinois, Missouri or New York
have searchable registers of maiden names of women
who married?

Jim Bennett, Haifa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago/St.Louis --Frances ...?..., nee MEISNER #general

James Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Frances MEISNER, born about 1918 in New York,
married in the 1940's to a doctor, name unknown,
in either Chicago or St. Louis or New York. She
died young, probably in the 1960's. She was my
father's first cousin and I'm seeking her children.

Do Illinois, Missouri or New York
have searchable registers of maiden names of women
who married?

Jim Bennett, Haifa


Bernhard Brilling Collection at Frankfurt #general

James Bennett <bennett@...>
 

The late Rabbi Bernhard Brilling was an avid
genealogist for over 60 years, and his collection is
housed at the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt a/M.

Any of you who have had access to it, especially
the material about Posen and Westpreussen Jewry
are requested to contact me. Before I plan a visit
there, I would like advice and comments.

Jim Bennett, Haifa

Seeking: JAFFE, BLASCHKE, SPIRO >from Posen Prov.
LEWINSKI, LEWCZYK, WARMBRUN, DOBRER, KAPLAN,
DANCYGIER, KALMANOWICZ >from Pyzdry, Konin, Kolo,
& Zagarow. COHN and WITKOWSKI >from Wloclawek.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bernhard Brilling Collection at Frankfurt #general

James Bennett <bennett@...>
 

The late Rabbi Bernhard Brilling was an avid
genealogist for over 60 years, and his collection is
housed at the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt a/M.

Any of you who have had access to it, especially
the material about Posen and Westpreussen Jewry
are requested to contact me. Before I plan a visit
there, I would like advice and comments.

Jim Bennett, Haifa

Seeking: JAFFE, BLASCHKE, SPIRO >from Posen Prov.
LEWINSKI, LEWCZYK, WARMBRUN, DOBRER, KAPLAN,
DANCYGIER, KALMANOWICZ >from Pyzdry, Konin, Kolo,
& Zagarow. COHN and WITKOWSKI >from Wloclawek.


Re Rae Gargin Zilitzky? #general

Robert Sharp <sharpo@...>
 

She was my contact in southern California to find out about my
grandfather Louis Shapiro and my aunts Doris and Ruth, but her mail is
returned. The spelling may be a bit off. If anyone knows anything
please let me know as I am trying to trace my family roots. Thanks
Robert Shaprio 703 267 6565 sharpo@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re Rae Gargin Zilitzky? #general

Robert Sharp <sharpo@...>
 

She was my contact in southern California to find out about my
grandfather Louis Shapiro and my aunts Doris and Ruth, but her mail is
returned. The spelling may be a bit off. If anyone knows anything
please let me know as I am trying to trace my family roots. Thanks
Robert Shaprio 703 267 6565 sharpo@earthlink.net


Russian Settlements in Philadelphia & New York #general

mildred lester <sim-fie@...>
 

Were would the settlements (groups >from Russia) put down roots in the
early 1900's late 1800's in Philadelphia? And also in New York?
Thank You
Mildred (Loffmin) Lester

Researching: LOFFMIN,COLLMAN,WATERMAN,POTTS,BRASH,LESTER,BULL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Settlements in Philadelphia & New York #general

mildred lester <sim-fie@...>
 

Were would the settlements (groups >from Russia) put down roots in the
early 1900's late 1800's in Philadelphia? And also in New York?
Thank You
Mildred (Loffmin) Lester

Researching: LOFFMIN,COLLMAN,WATERMAN,POTTS,BRASH,LESTER,BULL


Re: Yankl #lithuania

Herb Trace <h-trace@...>
 

What is the English equivalent name for Yankl?
*
*
Herb Trace, MD
747 Michigan Av.
Evanston IL 60202
T:847 475 3461
F:847 475 4458

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL. USA
h-trace@nwu.edu


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Yankl #lithuania

Herb Trace <h-trace@...>
 

What is the English equivalent name for Yankl?
*
*
Herb Trace, MD
747 Michigan Av.
Evanston IL 60202
T:847 475 3461
F:847 475 4458

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL. USA
h-trace@nwu.edu


Re: HARRIS #lithuania

Barry Spinak <punim@...>
 

Harris may have been the Anglicized name "given" an immigrant with a last
name such as Hersh (Gersh, or Girsh) or Hershowitz (Girshowitz, Girshovich,
et al.). In my family, Hyman Hirsh Perch (Peretz?) lost his last name to an
impatient immigration official who recorded his name as Hyman Harris. Just
another example of a Jewish immigrant being "harassed."

Barry Spinak


Re: TAURAGE Records. #lithuania

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 3/21/99 10:15:24 PM, litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:
Eric <FYAFollow@aol.com> asked:

<<Are there any records about Taurage and how do I go about finding them. Any
help will be appriciated.>>

The Lithuanian State Historical Archives in Vilnius has revision lists for
some years between 1816-1874.

Robert Weiss in Palo Alto
RWeissJGS@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: HARRIS #lithuania

Barry Spinak <punim@...>
 

Harris may have been the Anglicized name "given" an immigrant with a last
name such as Hersh (Gersh, or Girsh) or Hershowitz (Girshowitz, Girshovich,
et al.). In my family, Hyman Hirsh Perch (Peretz?) lost his last name to an
impatient immigration official who recorded his name as Hyman Harris. Just
another example of a Jewish immigrant being "harassed."

Barry Spinak


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: TAURAGE Records. #lithuania

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 3/21/99 10:15:24 PM, litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:
Eric <FYAFollow@aol.com> asked:

<<Are there any records about Taurage and how do I go about finding them. Any
help will be appriciated.>>

The Lithuanian State Historical Archives in Vilnius has revision lists for
some years between 1816-1874.

Robert Weiss in Palo Alto
RWeissJGS@aol.com