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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Dubossary - Moldova/Kherson #ukraine

Lancy
 

The town of Dubesar (Dubossary) used to belong to the Gubernia
of Kherson in
Ukraine at the turn of the 20th century. It is now part of
Moldova.
Where should I look for family records for the years 1860-1910 -
in
Ukraine or in Moldova?
Thank you for the information.

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Searching: PRESSER & ZIMMERMAN - Galicia, Ukraine
SPALTER & GRUNHUT - Galicia, Poland
GUTMAN - Opatow, Poland
KANAREK - Sandomierz, Poland
GULIAK - Dubossary, Moldova


Dubossary - Moldova/Kherson #ukraine

Lancy
 

The town of Dubesar (Dubossary) used to belong to the Gubernia
of Kherson in
Ukraine at the turn of the 20th century. It is now part of
Moldova.
Where should I look for family records for the years 1860-1910 -
in
Ukraine or in Moldova?
Thank you for the information.

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Searching: PRESSER & ZIMMERMAN - Galicia, Ukraine
SPALTER & GRUNHUT - Galicia, Poland
GUTMAN - Opatow, Poland
KANAREK - Sandomierz, Poland
GULIAK - Dubossary, Moldova


Mentioning the father's name on a grave #belarus

Ofer <oferco@...>
 

I am wondering: do you not think it unusual that there is no
mention in the encription on the grave of the deceased's
father's name? Is it possible the
children didn't know it, or is there another explanation?
This is an interesting question: I don't think there is a common rule of the
text that should be placed on the grave. I saw a very detailed text, with
long phrases to the deceased, naming only his name. On another, I saw a
grave where the name of the deceased parents and shtetl of origin were
written. It seems to me that the text is subject more to the encriptor's
ability. Are there other opinions?

OferCohen
Israel


Names #belarus

JSCURLY@...
 

Could someone translate Hirsh and Hiler into German, English, Hebrew etc.? I
am assuming Mordkhel may be Moishe, Morris or Moses; Volf would be Wolf or
Zev; Yakov would be Jacob. Are these names in Yiddish? Thanks.

Judith Serlin
jscurly@...


Re: Greeen Castle website #belarus

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Hi all,

Miriam Margolyes wrote:

I tried to email these people, who offer a most
interesting opportunity, with excellent databases as
Adam K. recently stated. But the email was returned.
On their site there is also an option to contact them under the heading
"Consultation". Just fill in the form and send it away to Green Castle and
lets hope they will answer you. I have just filled in two forms and sent
away. As it doesn't seem like any Belarus SIG members have used the services
of Green Castle, I will have to try to find out about it myself. Anyway,
their so called "Databases" are filled with interesting information on Jews
living in the Vitebsk guberniya, so they can't be that bad!

Best regards

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Mentioning the father's name on a grave #belarus

Ofer <oferco@...>
 

I am wondering: do you not think it unusual that there is no
mention in the encription on the grave of the deceased's
father's name? Is it possible the
children didn't know it, or is there another explanation?
This is an interesting question: I don't think there is a common rule of the
text that should be placed on the grave. I saw a very detailed text, with
long phrases to the deceased, naming only his name. On another, I saw a
grave where the name of the deceased parents and shtetl of origin were
written. It seems to me that the text is subject more to the encriptor's
ability. Are there other opinions?

OferCohen
Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Names #belarus

JSCURLY@...
 

Could someone translate Hirsh and Hiler into German, English, Hebrew etc.? I
am assuming Mordkhel may be Moishe, Morris or Moses; Volf would be Wolf or
Zev; Yakov would be Jacob. Are these names in Yiddish? Thanks.

Judith Serlin
jscurly@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus SV: Greeen Castle website #belarus

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Hi all,

Miriam Margolyes wrote:

I tried to email these people, who offer a most
interesting opportunity, with excellent databases as
Adam K. recently stated. But the email was returned.
On their site there is also an option to contact them under the heading
"Consultation". Just fill in the form and send it away to Green Castle and
lets hope they will answer you. I have just filled in two forms and sent
away. As it doesn't seem like any Belarus SIG members have used the services
of Green Castle, I will have to try to find out about it myself. Anyway,
their so called "Databases" are filled with interesting information on Jews
living in the Vitebsk guberniya, so they can't be that bad!

Best regards

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New York Volunteer Required #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

A CALL for New York ASSISTANCE:

The NYPL has the microfilm for the Kievskie Gubernskie Vedomosti. However,
we need a volunteer in New York who is knowledgeable enough in Cyrillic to
document which lists are worth indexing, & the index numbers of the film we
would want for our SIG. We hope to make this material the focus of our next
project.

(In the near future, I've been informed that the NYPL is planning to purchase the "Kharkovskie Gubernskie Vedomosti".)

I hope to hear shortly >from someone in NY who is willing to check through
these microfilmed newspapers for us!

Thanks in advance,
Florence Elman
(U SIG Coordinator)


Re: Greeen Castle website #belarus

Andrea Vangor <drav@...>
 

I have received a reply >from Green Castle with some information about
the surname BUSSHEL/BESHEL in Vitebsk and Minsk.

Andrea Vangor

----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Katzeff

As it doesn't seem like any Belarus SIG members have used the services
of Green Castle, I will have to try to find out about it myself. Anyway,
their so called "Databases" are filled with interesting information on
Jews living in the Vitebsk guberniya, so they can't be that bad!
------------------------


New York Volunteer Required #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

A CALL for New York ASSISTANCE:

The NYPL has the microfilm for the Kievskie Gubernskie Vedomosti. However,
we need a volunteer in New York who is knowledgeable enough in Cyrillic to
document which lists are worth indexing, & the index numbers of the film we
would want for our SIG. We hope to make this material the focus of our next
project.

(In the near future, I've been informed that the NYPL is planning to purchase the "Kharkovskie Gubernskie Vedomosti".)

I hope to hear shortly >from someone in NY who is willing to check through
these microfilmed newspapers for us!

Thanks in advance,
Florence Elman
(U SIG Coordinator)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Greeen Castle website #belarus

Andrea Vangor <drav@...>
 

I have received a reply >from Green Castle with some information about
the surname BUSSHEL/BESHEL in Vitebsk and Minsk.

Andrea Vangor

----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Katzeff

As it doesn't seem like any Belarus SIG members have used the services
of Green Castle, I will have to try to find out about it myself. Anyway,
their so called "Databases" are filled with interesting information on
Jews living in the Vitebsk guberniya, so they can't be that bad!
------------------------


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gedenkbuch access #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

Could someone with convenient access to the Gedenkbuch for German
Holocaust martyrs [not the Berlin one] please contact me?

Thanks in advance,
Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish cemeteries in NYC area #general

Lisa Dashman <ldashman@...>
 

Having solved another piece of my genealogy puzzle this morning, I want to
provide a helpful tip about Jewish cemeteries in the New York City area.
With the exception of Cypress Hills (Queens), which requires most requests
in writing, and Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn), which allows you to do
your own research with their older records books, I have found the Jewish
cemeteries' staffs to be unfailingly patient and helpful on the phone.

The major Jewish funeral homes provide a small pamphlet called "Funeral
Procession Directions to Cemeteries," which lists the names, phone
numbers, location and driving directions to 4 dozen Jewish cemeteries in
the New York City area. I made use of it this morning to locate the grave
of my ggf's first wife, who is not in the family plot and whose death
certificate is on a reel of microfilm that is missing >from the NYC
Archives. I knew the birth date of her youngest child and the date of my
ggf's second marriage, which narrowed her year of death to a 5-year
period. I was able to find out which cemeteries were in existence during
that part of the 19th century. Then it was a matter of phoning each one
-- and hoping. Sure enough, I located her in Salem Fields under one of
the 5 alternate spellings of my ggf's family name.

Wishing you successful puzzle-piece hunting,
Lisa Dashman
ldashman@...


Gedenkbuch access #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

Could someone with convenient access to the Gedenkbuch for German
Holocaust martyrs [not the Berlin one] please contact me?

Thanks in advance,
Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Jewish cemeteries in NYC area #general

Lisa Dashman <ldashman@...>
 

Having solved another piece of my genealogy puzzle this morning, I want to
provide a helpful tip about Jewish cemeteries in the New York City area.
With the exception of Cypress Hills (Queens), which requires most requests
in writing, and Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn), which allows you to do
your own research with their older records books, I have found the Jewish
cemeteries' staffs to be unfailingly patient and helpful on the phone.

The major Jewish funeral homes provide a small pamphlet called "Funeral
Procession Directions to Cemeteries," which lists the names, phone
numbers, location and driving directions to 4 dozen Jewish cemeteries in
the New York City area. I made use of it this morning to locate the grave
of my ggf's first wife, who is not in the family plot and whose death
certificate is on a reel of microfilm that is missing >from the NYC
Archives. I knew the birth date of her youngest child and the date of my
ggf's second marriage, which narrowed her year of death to a 5-year
period. I was able to find out which cemeteries were in existence during
that part of the 19th century. Then it was a matter of phoning each one
-- and hoping. Sure enough, I located her in Salem Fields under one of
the 5 alternate spellings of my ggf's family name.

Wishing you successful puzzle-piece hunting,
Lisa Dashman
ldashman@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Brethren of the Ancient Order of Maccabeans #general

Patty Tyler <patty@...>
 

Try here:
http://www2.hmc.gov.uk/nra/browser/corporate/page/corporateOR.htm

Patty

"dereksue" <dereksue@...> wrote:

Can the group help, please ?
I am researching the KAPATOVSKY family, one of whose members, Samuel
KAPATOVSKY (Hebrew name Shmuel Baruch, also known as Sam Kay), died in
Manchester in 1919.

Part of the inscription on his grave reads:
"also mourned by the Brethren of the Ancient Order of Maccabeans, Mount
Horeb Beacon No 9".

My questions:
Where can I find information about this organisation ?
If they kept records, where are they ?
What was special about Mount Horeb Beacon No.9 ?
Does anyone have any knowledge about Sam ?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Land purchase in Palestine #general

msearl@...
 

I believe that my great-grandfather, a Boston resident who died in the
1930s, purchased some land in then-Palestine, perhaps as part of an
organization that was trying to increase the amount of land owned by
Jews in that area. Does anyone know anything more about this type of
program? My great-grandfather's name was A.R. (Abe) Hyde.

Marjorie Searl
msearl@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The name "Shuer" (?) Ber #general

Roitstein D. - Herskovits S. <rohe@...>
 

My granfather used to tell me that his father´s name was "Shuer Ber".
Now: The second one is clear, Ber, (Bear in english). But I can´t
understand what he meant whith the second one. I remembered the sound
exactly like I´ve just writen it ("Shuer", the "E" very weak) but may be
also "Shuel" (Shaul??), or "Shur" (without E)?
I´d appreciate any help.

Daniela Roitstein
rohe@...
Argentina

Searching for: OSTROWER (Berezhany in Poland, now Ukraine) and ROTSTEIN
(Sculeni in Romania).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Patronymic forms; Geselev #general

Plutsk <plutsk@...>
 

Is the "-EV" ending the same thing as the "-OV" ending in a patronymic? Is
someone named "Leib Geselev Shapiro" "Leib Shapiro, the son of Gesel"? Do
some names always take the "-EV" patronymic ending and others always the
"-OV" ending?

I do have some names with the "Geselev" patronymic. Is "Gesel" the same
name as "Heschel", with the difference coming >from the substitution of "G"
for "H" in Russian?

Thanks for any help.

Steve Gold
Detroit area
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