Date   

Website ~ Jewish History of Sudilkov #ukraine

Ginsburg, Paul <GinsburgP@...>
 

A translation of the Jewish history of Sudilkov, Ukraine
can be found at the following website:

http://members.bellatlantic.net/~pauldana/jewishhistory.htm

Please take a look!

Paul W. Ginsburg
Bethesda, MD


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Website ~ Jewish History of Sudilkov #ukraine

Ginsburg, Paul <GinsburgP@...>
 

A translation of the Jewish history of Sudilkov, Ukraine
can be found at the following website:

http://members.bellatlantic.net/~pauldana/jewishhistory.htm

Please take a look!

Paul W. Ginsburg
Bethesda, MD


Happy Birthday Carol Skydell #yiddish

David W. Harris <dharris1@...>
 

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The following message was prepared by Susan King. Those of us that have
relied on Carol Skydell's guidance and nurturing join Susan in wishing her
the happiest of Birthdays - and many more.

Official Carol W. Skydell Day on JewishGen
in honor of her 75th birthday November 2, 2000
There are special moments and special people that an organization can
recognize, and today is one of those very special occasions. Can you
imagine the world of JewishGen without Carol Skydell?
This feisty red-head first presented herself to JewishGen at the Washington
Summer Seminar in 1995. She had been known to many of us through her
informative posts on JewishGen during the previous six months.
It was here that Carol made her first big mistake in her 5 year "career"
with JewishGen. A mistake that now carries forward to anyone who complains.
<grin>
They say you can't teach an old dog a new trick... well those prophets were
wrong! We have proven over many years that no matter what your age, and no
matter what your disability and no matter how technically challenged you
are... JewishGen can find a way to get you to volunteer... and then some...
Carol is our proof! <grin>
>from the Support Desk to Moderator, >from Moderator to Board Member and
Public Relations, >from Public Relations to VP of Operations... Carol has
surely been on a fast track.. all the while demonstrating to us how fast
she can still type.
Mother of three sons, two daughter-in-laws, one grandson and four or so
grand dogs, Carol continues to monitor all her duties while making cross
country treks between her east and west coast homes twice a year. All of her
files are zipped, her paperwork stuffed in baskets in her car... and her car
put on a transport... it is JewishGen flexibility and mobility at the
utmost.
JewishGen has gained immeasurably >from Carol's exuberance, her willingness
to tackle any job ... no matter what time of the day or night it presents
itself, her undying spirit for what JewishGen stands for, and her
unsurpassing loyalty and dedication to the missions and goals of this
organization.
Please join with us today to honor Carol! There is no better way to say
thank you on this special day than to give back to JewishGen by making a
gift in her honor to JewishGen through our Honors/Thanks JewishGen-erosity
site.
http//www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/honors.html
Please join us in celebrating this very special occassion with Carol. This
will be the most special gift of all. What a better way to honor an
individual who has given generously of her time through dedicated, selfless
work for the greater good of Jewish genealogy?
Your contribution to JewishGen will continue to fund our operational budget
which supports all of JewishGen's activities, projects and SIGs, each and
every month.
Happy Birthday, Carol!


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Happy Birthday Carol Skydell #yiddish

David W. Harris <dharris1@...>
 

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The following message was prepared by Susan King. Those of us that have
relied on Carol Skydell's guidance and nurturing join Susan in wishing her
the happiest of Birthdays - and many more.

Official Carol W. Skydell Day on JewishGen
in honor of her 75th birthday November 2, 2000
There are special moments and special people that an organization can
recognize, and today is one of those very special occasions. Can you
imagine the world of JewishGen without Carol Skydell?
This feisty red-head first presented herself to JewishGen at the Washington
Summer Seminar in 1995. She had been known to many of us through her
informative posts on JewishGen during the previous six months.
It was here that Carol made her first big mistake in her 5 year "career"
with JewishGen. A mistake that now carries forward to anyone who complains.
<grin>
They say you can't teach an old dog a new trick... well those prophets were
wrong! We have proven over many years that no matter what your age, and no
matter what your disability and no matter how technically challenged you
are... JewishGen can find a way to get you to volunteer... and then some...
Carol is our proof! <grin>
>from the Support Desk to Moderator, >from Moderator to Board Member and
Public Relations, >from Public Relations to VP of Operations... Carol has
surely been on a fast track.. all the while demonstrating to us how fast
she can still type.
Mother of three sons, two daughter-in-laws, one grandson and four or so
grand dogs, Carol continues to monitor all her duties while making cross
country treks between her east and west coast homes twice a year. All of her
files are zipped, her paperwork stuffed in baskets in her car... and her car
put on a transport... it is JewishGen flexibility and mobility at the
utmost.
JewishGen has gained immeasurably >from Carol's exuberance, her willingness
to tackle any job ... no matter what time of the day or night it presents
itself, her undying spirit for what JewishGen stands for, and her
unsurpassing loyalty and dedication to the missions and goals of this
organization.
Please join with us today to honor Carol! There is no better way to say
thank you on this special day than to give back to JewishGen by making a
gift in her honor to JewishGen through our Honors/Thanks JewishGen-erosity
site.
http//www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/honors.html
Please join us in celebrating this very special occassion with Carol. This
will be the most special gift of all. What a better way to honor an
individual who has given generously of her time through dedicated, selfless
work for the greater good of Jewish genealogy?
Your contribution to JewishGen will continue to fund our operational budget
which supports all of JewishGen's activities, projects and SIGs, each and
every month.
Happy Birthday, Carol!


Anyskiai & Anykst #general

Mike Ross <nister@...>
 

While research my family trail back to Anyskiai Lithuania I have also come
across the village of Anykst. However I cannot locate Anysk place on a map.
Does anyone know where this village is or if it goes by another name.

--
Mike Ross
Perth, Western Australia

searching Amdur Tabachovich Greenberg Rosenberg Zuchar


Re: Minsk area shtetl's of Ostrov and Grodi #general

martin solomon <bassdoc@...>
 

Gary:
This question is best answered by going over to your area Mormon Temple
and asking them to look it up. They have microfiche format everything
overthere and will order just about anything for you for a moderate fee.
This is a group of people who love to do geneology and they are very
helpful. (Moreover, they do not prostheletize Jews!)

Gary Gluck wrote:

First the silly question...does anyone know why within a 200 mile
radius of Minsk there were 39 shtetl's called Ostrov(in Daitch-
Mokotoff)? Mail delivery must have been a nightmare.

Now for the actual question. Does anyone know whether LDS microfilms
exist for birth/marriage/death records in the Minsk Guberniya? Or if
it is not immediately known if these specific records exist, how does
one find out?

For my own information, what country was Minsk considered to part of
during the 1890's?

Thanks for the help(in advance)
Gary Gluck

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen Infofiles are a treasure for all
researchers. The Infofile entitled "Jewish Records >from Belarus
at the LDS Family History Library" can be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/by-rec.txt>;.
mailto:gagluck@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyskiai & Anykst #general

Mike Ross <nister@...>
 

While research my family trail back to Anyskiai Lithuania I have also come
across the village of Anykst. However I cannot locate Anysk place on a map.
Does anyone know where this village is or if it goes by another name.

--
Mike Ross
Perth, Western Australia

searching Amdur Tabachovich Greenberg Rosenberg Zuchar


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Minsk area shtetl's of Ostrov and Grodi #general

martin solomon <bassdoc@...>
 

Gary:
This question is best answered by going over to your area Mormon Temple
and asking them to look it up. They have microfiche format everything
overthere and will order just about anything for you for a moderate fee.
This is a group of people who love to do geneology and they are very
helpful. (Moreover, they do not prostheletize Jews!)

Gary Gluck wrote:

First the silly question...does anyone know why within a 200 mile
radius of Minsk there were 39 shtetl's called Ostrov(in Daitch-
Mokotoff)? Mail delivery must have been a nightmare.

Now for the actual question. Does anyone know whether LDS microfilms
exist for birth/marriage/death records in the Minsk Guberniya? Or if
it is not immediately known if these specific records exist, how does
one find out?

For my own information, what country was Minsk considered to part of
during the 1890's?

Thanks for the help(in advance)
Gary Gluck

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen Infofiles are a treasure for all
researchers. The Infofile entitled "Jewish Records >from Belarus
at the LDS Family History Library" can be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/by-rec.txt>;.
mailto:gagluck@earthlink.net


David Gorodok web site #belarus

MMS <mms@...>
 

Hello All,

Thank you very much to all of you, who visited the site and gave your impression.

The real thanks are due to Ms. Kathlyn T. Winston, Researcher of the David-Horodoker Organization of Michigan, USA, much more than the few words spelled out in the Acknowledgment page of the site. It is she, who is behind the info on this site, which partially reflects her enormous work, originally created in Microsoft Word (TM) format.

The site is a work in progress. It grows almost every day. The latest additions are a "Links" page, which is still in its infancy, and a "What's New?" page. Kathy amd myself are now engaged in digitizing and uploading the pictures of the Yizkor-book, and I started to transliterate to English the Necrology, which is entirely in Hebrew/Yiddish. So come back and visit frequently.

There is now a mirror-site also: <http://mmsh.tripod.com>;. Here the host adds a banner-ad on each page, a small price to pay for a free site-hosting. While now this is the mirror and is updated infrequently, in the future, the roles may be reversed, because of thechnical or financial considerations.

You are also invited to visit <http://www.egroups.com/group/DavidHorodok>;, the homepage of the discussion-group (or newsletter) about these sites, and to subscribe to it. This is a moderated list, so it is spam free.

Thank you again,

Moshe M. Shavit

Shavit D & M

mailto:mmsh@iname.com


21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy -8-13 July, 2001 #belarus

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

London2001
21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Intercontinental Hotel, London
8-13 July 2001

Conference booking opens today!

See www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm for registration and secure
payment on-line, or to download a registration form.

Conference rate rooms at Intercontinental Hotel (first-come-first-served
basis), details on www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm

Shtetlshleppers tours (of Jewish genealogical interest) to Eastern and
other parts of Europe.
Discounted Airfares to London available .

Archivists in attendance.
Speakers galore.
Genealogical Resources in abundance
Walks excursions and visits to areas of exceptional interest.
Check the WEB site frequently for full details
www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm

Book early-avoid dissapointment.

Remember, Wimbledon Men's finals on the day the conference starts.
When you are bored with conferencing there are parks, museums, art
galleries, shopping, theatre and the Thames.

George Anticoni and Dr Saul Issroff
(Joint Chairmen-LONDON2001)
inquiries: info.london2001@talk21.com

--
Dr Saul Issroff
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm
info.london2001@talk21.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus David Gorodok web site #belarus

MMS <mms@...>
 

Hello All,

Thank you very much to all of you, who visited the site and gave your impression.

The real thanks are due to Ms. Kathlyn T. Winston, Researcher of the David-Horodoker Organization of Michigan, USA, much more than the few words spelled out in the Acknowledgment page of the site. It is she, who is behind the info on this site, which partially reflects her enormous work, originally created in Microsoft Word (TM) format.

The site is a work in progress. It grows almost every day. The latest additions are a "Links" page, which is still in its infancy, and a "What's New?" page. Kathy amd myself are now engaged in digitizing and uploading the pictures of the Yizkor-book, and I started to transliterate to English the Necrology, which is entirely in Hebrew/Yiddish. So come back and visit frequently.

There is now a mirror-site also: <http://mmsh.tripod.com>;. Here the host adds a banner-ad on each page, a small price to pay for a free site-hosting. While now this is the mirror and is updated infrequently, in the future, the roles may be reversed, because of thechnical or financial considerations.

You are also invited to visit <http://www.egroups.com/group/DavidHorodok>;, the homepage of the discussion-group (or newsletter) about these sites, and to subscribe to it. This is a moderated list, so it is spam free.

Thank you again,

Moshe M. Shavit

Shavit D & M

mailto:mmsh@iname.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy -8-13 July, 2001 #belarus

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

London2001
21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Intercontinental Hotel, London
8-13 July 2001

Conference booking opens today!

See www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm for registration and secure
payment on-line, or to download a registration form.

Conference rate rooms at Intercontinental Hotel (first-come-first-served
basis), details on www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm

Shtetlshleppers tours (of Jewish genealogical interest) to Eastern and
other parts of Europe.
Discounted Airfares to London available .

Archivists in attendance.
Speakers galore.
Genealogical Resources in abundance
Walks excursions and visits to areas of exceptional interest.
Check the WEB site frequently for full details
www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm

Book early-avoid dissapointment.

Remember, Wimbledon Men's finals on the day the conference starts.
When you are bored with conferencing there are parks, museums, art
galleries, shopping, theatre and the Thames.

George Anticoni and Dr Saul Issroff
(Joint Chairmen-LONDON2001)
inquiries: info.london2001@talk21.com

--
Dr Saul Issroff
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm
info.london2001@talk21.com


Metrical records? #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Probably a silly question, but I have now several times seen the
expression "Metrical records" mentioned among types of records available
from a certain place; i.g. >from this and this place the archives have
Vital records, Censuses, Directories and Metrical Records.

What are Metrical Records??

Kirsten Gradel, Denmark


Re: Female name: Gisha #general

Judith27
 

Helene Bergman <HeleneBergman@netscape.net> recently asked about the
name "Gisha." Perhaps the name being alluded to is a variant of Gissa
which was my late mother's Hebrew/Jewish name. The name Gisse is listed
on page 65 of Rabbi Gorr's book, _Jewish Personal Names_, with meaning,
and probable etymological origin, along with variations on the theme
such as Gissela and Gizze.
Up, Roots!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Long Beach, NY

Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm skeptical
about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I don't know her
country of origin, but I have the additional clue that her son's middle
name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't heard of Hisha as a name
either. Anyone out there with a clue?


translation of a marriage certificate? #general

annette reilly
 

Hi
Can anybody help me by translating my grandmothers
wedding cert, there is a fair amount of hebrew on the
document >from the East London Synagogue in 1939.
many thanks
annette reilly


Re: Need help for inserting the vowels into a Hebrew name..' #general

martin solomon <bassdoc@...>
 

One reason for the mistake in the family name to the personal first
name was a European or Middle Eastern convention of writing the family
name first followed by the personal name with no comma


snillop@tesco.net wrote:

Inter alia, Judith Romney Wegner wrote:

<Actually it is *not* true that Hyman is the English equivalent of
Tsvi. (I wonder what gave you that idea?) Hyman is merely the usual
anglicization of the name Chaim or Hayyim.>

I am sure she is correct but I wonder about her use of
**anglicization**? My father's family is said to have arrived in Britain
just before my father was born in 1888. There is a family legend that
his mother was pregnant with him on the journey. Whatever the truth of
that there is no doubt that my father was born very soon after they
arrived. His birth certificate gives his father's name as Hyman: it was
certainly Chaim in Hebrew. They would have had no chance to learn much
English before the birth if that process is what is meant by
anglicization. I notice that the copy of the birth certificate has an X
for father's signature (perhaps he wrote it in Yiddish? It suggests
illiteracy in English.) The birth certificate gets the family name wrong
and also the mother's maiden name wrong, no doubt the registrar
mishearing those words. Could he also have misheard Chaim and written
down Hyman? On the other hand his occupation was correctly given -
**Cabinet Maker (journeyman)**. However, perhaps my grandfather knew
those words >from his membership of the Hebrew Cabinet Makers' Union of
which he was a member and may have joined soon after his arrival.
Another possible illustration of their lack of knowledge of English was
the fact that when the two oldest children, my aunts, who had been born
in Slonim, Grodno, started school in Stepney there was some confusion
and they were registered not with the surname Polonsky but with Hyman.


Re: son has father's first name? #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

I am now wondering (for the first time!) whether, if a woman dies
giving birth to a daughter who survives, the daughter is named for
the mother? I have never heard this discussed.
Judith

With near certaincy I have such a case >from Plock 1814.

I wondered about a marriage >from 1835 where the bride was Haia Sura,
daughter of Abraham and Haia Sura and popped a question to this group
whether a girl would get the mother's name if the mother died before the
child was named. Several Genners confirmed this hypothesis as a likely
explanation - and records found later seem to confirm this.

Kirsten Gradel, Denmark

P.S. Is it fair to call Esau a troublesome twin brother of Jacob, "me
thinks" Jacob was more trouble to Esau than the other way round, cheating
him out of his first-born's right? :-)


Brothers Give Parents Different Names #general

Rlberliner@...
 

Perhaps someone can explain this difference in names. As explained in a
previous posting, my Dad, Samuel Leaf, had two brothers, Max Leaf and
Morris Lieberman. I had assumed that my grandmother married a second time
and Uncle Morris was a child of that marriage.

Uncle Morris' death certificate, information given by Uncle Max' daughter,
listed his parents names as Father: Samson LIEBERMAN Mother: Alca Ain

Today, I got my dad's application for social security and he lists his
parents as Father: Samson LEAF Mother: Neome Ain

Is there any way that Neome and Alca could be the same? Maybe one in
Russian and one in Hebrew? Also, as previously mentioned, my brother's
name was Victor Samson. In Hebrew, it was Avigdor Shimshon. We always
knew he was named after Dad's parents.

Any ideas on the different surnames of LEAF and LIEBERMAN?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah GA
rlberliner@aol.com
Searching: LEAF/LIEBERMAN/AIN/SHENKIN/LIFSCHITZ >from Bialystok to NY
to Savannah)
BERLINER/SIDLER/STEIN(>from Ostrolenka to NY to Savannah)
ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN/ (>from PO to London to
Baltimore)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Metrical records? #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Probably a silly question, but I have now several times seen the
expression "Metrical records" mentioned among types of records available
from a certain place; i.g. >from this and this place the archives have
Vital records, Censuses, Directories and Metrical Records.

What are Metrical Records??

Kirsten Gradel, Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Female name: Gisha #general

Judith27
 

Helene Bergman <HeleneBergman@netscape.net> recently asked about the
name "Gisha." Perhaps the name being alluded to is a variant of Gissa
which was my late mother's Hebrew/Jewish name. The name Gisse is listed
on page 65 of Rabbi Gorr's book, _Jewish Personal Names_, with meaning,
and probable etymological origin, along with variations on the theme
such as Gissela and Gizze.
Up, Roots!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Long Beach, NY

Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm skeptical
about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I don't know her
country of origin, but I have the additional clue that her son's middle
name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't heard of Hisha as a name
either. Anyone out there with a clue?