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Re: litvaksig digest: March 18, 2001 #lithuania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Andrea Vangor wrote:

"Has anyone encountered the given name Chone for a male? Can anyone tell
me about the meaning of the name?"

The Yiddish name Khona/Khone (plus other variations) is a kinui (nickname)
for the Hebrew names Elchanan and Yochanan. It was also used for
women. Although it was not usual for the same given name to be used for
both men and women, there are several instances in which this did occur.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel
jerry@vms.huji.ac.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: litvaksig digest: March 18, 2001 #lithuania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Andrea Vangor wrote:

"Has anyone encountered the given name Chone for a male? Can anyone tell
me about the meaning of the name?"

The Yiddish name Khona/Khone (plus other variations) is a kinui (nickname)
for the Hebrew names Elchanan and Yochanan. It was also used for
women. Although it was not usual for the same given name to be used for
both men and women, there are several instances in which this did occur.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel
jerry@vms.huji.ac.il


Mt. of Olives #lithuania

Bernie Hirsch <bernie06@...>
 

My wife has an ancestor Joshua (Rabbi Yehoshua Tzvi) Cristol buried on
the Mount of Olives in Israel in 1894.

Is there any way to get a photo of his gravestone?

He sailed to Palestine with is wife, Ethel in 1893 >from Ireland
(Dublin) after immigrating >from Riga, Lithuania. His father's name
was Shabbtai Halevy Kristol and, as such, was a Levy.

Any help or information would be very kindly appreciated!

--
Kind regards,
Bernie Hirsch

MODERATOR's NOTE: Please reply privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Mt. of Olives #lithuania

Bernie Hirsch <bernie06@...>
 

My wife has an ancestor Joshua (Rabbi Yehoshua Tzvi) Cristol buried on
the Mount of Olives in Israel in 1894.

Is there any way to get a photo of his gravestone?

He sailed to Palestine with is wife, Ethel in 1893 >from Ireland
(Dublin) after immigrating >from Riga, Lithuania. His father's name
was Shabbtai Halevy Kristol and, as such, was a Levy.

Any help or information would be very kindly appreciated!

--
Kind regards,
Bernie Hirsch

MODERATOR's NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: Given name CHONE #lithuania

Bronstein Family <sygaa@...>
 

Back in October, there was a discussion on the name Chonon and its numerousvariations. Chone, spelled the same as the feminine name Hannah (Het, Nun, Heh) is a legitimate separateHebrew name. Most of the variations are connected or derived >from the name Elhanan. The authoritative reference I use for names is a book called
Get Mesudar, that I quote >from frequently whenever name questions arise.
The discussion on the name Chone is found on page 271. The name Elhanan means 'God is Merciful or
Gracious.' Chone (Chanan) is Gracious.
Shalom Bronstein, Jerusalem

Researching - SHULMAN/SHILLMAN - Panevezys; BLOCH - Krekanava (Lithuania);
the DIMMERMAN, BECK & GELMAN families >from Ostrog & vicinity (Volhyn);
BRONSTEIN, BROWNSTEIN, RUNSTEIN, ROCHMANN - Kishinev (Moldava); GOLDSTEIN -
Iasi (Romania) - those who came to America all settled in Philadelphia;
GOLDZWEIG & LETZTER - Cholojow/Uzlovoye (Eastern Galicia/Ukraine)

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrea Vangor [mailto:drav@oz.net]

Has anyone encountered the given name Chone for a male? Can anyone tell me
about the meaning of the name


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Given name CHONE #lithuania

Bronstein Family <sygaa@...>
 

Back in October, there was a discussion on the name Chonon and its numerousvariations. Chone, spelled the same as the feminine name Hannah (Het, Nun, Heh) is a legitimate separateHebrew name. Most of the variations are connected or derived >from the name Elhanan. The authoritative reference I use for names is a book called
Get Mesudar, that I quote >from frequently whenever name questions arise.
The discussion on the name Chone is found on page 271. The name Elhanan means 'God is Merciful or
Gracious.' Chone (Chanan) is Gracious.
Shalom Bronstein, Jerusalem

Researching - SHULMAN/SHILLMAN - Panevezys; BLOCH - Krekanava (Lithuania);
the DIMMERMAN, BECK & GELMAN families >from Ostrog & vicinity (Volhyn);
BRONSTEIN, BROWNSTEIN, RUNSTEIN, ROCHMANN - Kishinev (Moldava); GOLDSTEIN -
Iasi (Romania) - those who came to America all settled in Philadelphia;
GOLDZWEIG & LETZTER - Cholojow/Uzlovoye (Eastern Galicia/Ukraine)

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrea Vangor [mailto:drav@oz.net]

Has anyone encountered the given name Chone for a male? Can anyone tell me
about the meaning of the name


Volunteers to assist in indexing of Lithuanian vital records #lithuania

SingingTM@...
 

Indexing of the Lithuanian Jewish vital records microfilmed by the
Genealogical Society of Utah is continuing, and I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that we have started getting Lithuanian Jewish vital records on CDs >from the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) on a regular basis.
However, now that we're under way, we need many more volunteers who have experience with old Cyrillic and/or Hebrew, and who can enter the data into Excel spreadsheets, following our templates, to join us.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide CDs to people who only wish to further their private research interests but cannot assist with the indexing.

If you would like to become a team member and be part of this exciting
project, please contact me PRIVATELY, and give me your postal address if you are ready to receive CDs.

Jeff Miller
SingingTM@aol.com
Project Coordinator
Lithuanian Vital Records Indexing
Researching:
BLANKFORD, WHITEMAN, Panevezys, Anywhere, Lithuania; South Africa
LAN, Panevezys, Seta, Lithuania; South Africa; LANE, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
UDELL, YUDEL, Lithuania; South Africa; US
YUDELOWITZ, Panevezys, Seta, Lithuania; Boston, L.A., US; South Africa
FRAIDER, Kamenets-Podolskiy, Kuz'min, StaroKonstantinov UKRAINE; Iasi,
Romania; Goreshti, Moldova
MLYNARZ, Ostroleka, Poland
TRACHTENBROIT, Studenitsa, Ukraine


Major Update to the Consolidated Jewish Surname Index #lithuania

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

Avotaynu has just made a major update to its Consolidated Jewish
Surname Index located at http://www.avotaynu.com/csi/csi-home.html.
We have added the surnames contained in the following databases:
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
All-Lithuania Database
All-Belarus Database
All-Latvia Database
JewishGen Family Finder

CJSI is a database of databases. It is an index to 31 different
sources of information about (mostly) Jewish surnames. Rather than
searching the indexes for each source separately to see if there is
information relevant to your research, CJSI indicates which
databases contain surnames of interest to you. Links are provided
to other Web sites that either have the databases or information
about how to access the data. Most of the sources that are not
online are published in books or on microfiche. In combination, all
31 sources represent more than 2 million records for approximately
370,000 unique surnames.

CJSI has some special features to enhance it usefulness. The index
is presented in Daitch-Mokotoff soundex order rather than
alphabetically. This means that many spelling variants of a surname
appear on consecutive lines. CJSI is browseable like a telephone
book. It does not merely provide you with a list of surnames that
match the soundex code. Keying in a given surname places you at a
certain point in the database. You can then search up and down the
database beyond the limits of the soundex code. This allows you
also to review surnames that are small variations of the one being
searched. Finally, an advanced search feature allows you to mix
exact matching and soundexing of the letters of the surname
lowering the incidence of false positives (the procedure is
described at the Internet site).

Because these newly added sources are ever growing, Avotaynu plans
to update CJSI at least semi-annually to include the additions that
have been made to these databases.

Gary Mokotoff


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Volunteers to assist in indexing of Lithuanian vital records #lithuania

SingingTM@...
 

Indexing of the Lithuanian Jewish vital records microfilmed by the
Genealogical Society of Utah is continuing, and I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that we have started getting Lithuanian Jewish vital records on CDs >from the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) on a regular basis.
However, now that we're under way, we need many more volunteers who have experience with old Cyrillic and/or Hebrew, and who can enter the data into Excel spreadsheets, following our templates, to join us.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide CDs to people who only wish to further their private research interests but cannot assist with the indexing.

If you would like to become a team member and be part of this exciting
project, please contact me PRIVATELY, and give me your postal address if you are ready to receive CDs.

Jeff Miller
SingingTM@aol.com
Project Coordinator
Lithuanian Vital Records Indexing
Researching:
BLANKFORD, WHITEMAN, Panevezys, Anywhere, Lithuania; South Africa
LAN, Panevezys, Seta, Lithuania; South Africa; LANE, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
UDELL, YUDEL, Lithuania; South Africa; US
YUDELOWITZ, Panevezys, Seta, Lithuania; Boston, L.A., US; South Africa
FRAIDER, Kamenets-Podolskiy, Kuz'min, StaroKonstantinov UKRAINE; Iasi,
Romania; Goreshti, Moldova
MLYNARZ, Ostroleka, Poland
TRACHTENBROIT, Studenitsa, Ukraine


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Major Update to the Consolidated Jewish Surname Index #lithuania

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

Avotaynu has just made a major update to its Consolidated Jewish
Surname Index located at http://www.avotaynu.com/csi/csi-home.html.
We have added the surnames contained in the following databases:
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
All-Lithuania Database
All-Belarus Database
All-Latvia Database
JewishGen Family Finder

CJSI is a database of databases. It is an index to 31 different
sources of information about (mostly) Jewish surnames. Rather than
searching the indexes for each source separately to see if there is
information relevant to your research, CJSI indicates which
databases contain surnames of interest to you. Links are provided
to other Web sites that either have the databases or information
about how to access the data. Most of the sources that are not
online are published in books or on microfiche. In combination, all
31 sources represent more than 2 million records for approximately
370,000 unique surnames.

CJSI has some special features to enhance it usefulness. The index
is presented in Daitch-Mokotoff soundex order rather than
alphabetically. This means that many spelling variants of a surname
appear on consecutive lines. CJSI is browseable like a telephone
book. It does not merely provide you with a list of surnames that
match the soundex code. Keying in a given surname places you at a
certain point in the database. You can then search up and down the
database beyond the limits of the soundex code. This allows you
also to review surnames that are small variations of the one being
searched. Finally, an advanced search feature allows you to mix
exact matching and soundexing of the letters of the surname
lowering the incidence of false positives (the procedure is
described at the Internet site).

Because these newly added sources are ever growing, Avotaynu plans
to update CJSI at least semi-annually to include the additions that
have been made to these databases.

Gary Mokotoff


Jekabpils and Riga URL change #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

New URL for jewishgen shtetlinks <http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org>

Shtetlinks are being moved in stages

The URLs for Riga and Jekabpils are-

<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/riga/rigapage.htm>

<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Jekabpils/Jekabpils.htm>

Please bookmark these new URLs.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

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


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Jekabpils and Riga URL change #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

New URL for jewishgen shtetlinks <http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org>

Shtetlinks are being moved in stages

The URLs for Riga and Jekabpils are-

<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/riga/rigapage.htm>

<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Jekabpils/Jekabpils.htm>

Please bookmark these new URLs.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

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


Re: Is it possible to have two living sons with the names Icek and Ayzyk? #general

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

Cindy Gallard <dg2286@juno.com> wrote:

I recently received a translation of a death record which I had
originally gotten >from the Polish Archives. The translation, which was
done by a very competent translator, stated that the deceased was
survived by 4 sons, Icek 18, Zelig 16, Aysyk 15, and Boruch 3. Even
I guess the first rule in genealogy is that anything, however
unlikely , is remotely possible.

Icek and Ayzyk are both versions (or kinuyim) of the Hebrew Yits-chok
(=Isaac) so it is, as Cindy says correctly, most unlikely that two
brothers would have these names. The possibility of transcription
error, by wither the original clerk or the translator cannot be
discounted, so it is worth searching for further records - especially
birth records, for which the ages give possible birth years.

If the two names are confirmed, it may be that for some unknown
reason, two brothers were given names that many people would consider
to be identical.


though they are spelled differently, Icek and Ayzyk, as far as I know,
are pronounced the same.

The two names are not pronounced the same!
Spelling in Polish registers follows Polish rules of pronunciation,
which takes English speakers a certain amount of getting used to.

Icek is pronounced "Itsik"
Ayzyk is pronounced like Isaac, although Jews in most parts of Poland
(except Suwalk guberniya) pronounced it with a drawl, more like
"aazyk"

--
Perets Mett

Searching: METT (Warsaw) GRYNBERG/HOCHMAN (Klimontow)
FRYDMAN/GINSBERG (Staszow) GLATT (Ulanow) PEARLMAN (Virbalin) MERSKY
(Molchad) RABINOVICH (Romanovo/Mogilev) MAKOBY (Kobrin)


Re: Looking for old tax and business records #general

sallybru@...
 

I don't know if this is old enough, but the NY Municipal Archives has a
wonderful name index and can quickly find any court papers for your
relative.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is it possible to have two living sons with the names Icek and Ayzyk? #general

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

Cindy Gallard <dg2286@juno.com> wrote:

I recently received a translation of a death record which I had
originally gotten >from the Polish Archives. The translation, which was
done by a very competent translator, stated that the deceased was
survived by 4 sons, Icek 18, Zelig 16, Aysyk 15, and Boruch 3. Even
I guess the first rule in genealogy is that anything, however
unlikely , is remotely possible.

Icek and Ayzyk are both versions (or kinuyim) of the Hebrew Yits-chok
(=Isaac) so it is, as Cindy says correctly, most unlikely that two
brothers would have these names. The possibility of transcription
error, by wither the original clerk or the translator cannot be
discounted, so it is worth searching for further records - especially
birth records, for which the ages give possible birth years.

If the two names are confirmed, it may be that for some unknown
reason, two brothers were given names that many people would consider
to be identical.


though they are spelled differently, Icek and Ayzyk, as far as I know,
are pronounced the same.

The two names are not pronounced the same!
Spelling in Polish registers follows Polish rules of pronunciation,
which takes English speakers a certain amount of getting used to.

Icek is pronounced "Itsik"
Ayzyk is pronounced like Isaac, although Jews in most parts of Poland
(except Suwalk guberniya) pronounced it with a drawl, more like
"aazyk"

--
Perets Mett

Searching: METT (Warsaw) GRYNBERG/HOCHMAN (Klimontow)
FRYDMAN/GINSBERG (Staszow) GLATT (Ulanow) PEARLMAN (Virbalin) MERSKY
(Molchad) RABINOVICH (Romanovo/Mogilev) MAKOBY (Kobrin)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for old tax and business records #general

sallybru@...
 

I don't know if this is old enough, but the NY Municipal Archives has a
wonderful name index and can quickly find any court papers for your
relative.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Help with accessing NJ Vital Records #general

Karen Pratt <kvpratt@...>
 

Hello JGenners,
I have tried to deal with NJ before and have had many
stumbling blocks.

Recently,I 'found' the NJ Vital Records Site on-line and I
e-mailed for a Death Cert. for:
Dinah GRUDIN, died on 10/19/1992 in Mercer County, NJ.

I received (ASAP),and paid for, a typed record that did
have:
SS#151365957,
Birth 08/08/1896,
Died in Trenton City, Mercer County
Resided in East Windsor Twp., Mercer County, and
State file #19920053403 (is this a "usable" piece of data?)

But --- without 'Informant', which 'Cemetery', 'Place of
Birth', 'Date of Immigration' etc.

1- Is it possible to get a ~photocopy~ of a death cert.
from NJ records? If so, how?
2- Is it possible for you to 'find' the Cemetery where
Dinah is buried?
3- I have a few other vital records, >from NJ, that I would
like to have (ex: D. Cert. for Blanche ABRAMS, died
11/16/1965 in Cranford, NJ)

As to the above questions, if someone has the time to find
out, I would reimurse for the effort.

Regards,
Karen Pratt, Miami, FL; Board Member-at-Large PBC JGS


Jews of Schwelm 1738 #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

I have a photocopy of the first page of a history of the Jews of Schwelm
by Kurt Wollmerstaedt. That page lists the five Jewish families (23
persons) among the city's 1,300 inhabitants in 1738.
Since this was before the adoption of family names, I list what I can:
--Anschel Hertz, butcher, son of the butcher Joas Hertz
--His mother Frommel, a widow, home maker
--Gottlieb Jude (literally Gottlieb the Jew) (also called Gottlieb
Hertz, butcher, brother of Anschel Hertz
--Meyer Simon, butcher, son of the butcher Simon Jakob
--Abraham Jude (literally Abraham the Jew) (also called Abraham Simon),
butcher, brother of Meyer Simon

There are people with the given name Anschel in my MELCHIOR family tree.

There are also people with the surname HERZ (no "t") in my MELCHIOR and
GOTTSCHALK family trees. Some of those HERZ folk changed their name to
HERZSOHN during the compulsory adoption of family names in the
Napoleonic and post-Napoleonic eras because "Herz" was regarded as a
given name and given names were not allowed as surnames.

--
Stephen G. Esrati
Shaker Heights, OH


Major Update to the Consolidated Jewish Surname Index #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

Avotaynu has just made a major update to its Consolidated Jewish
Surname Index located at http://www.avotaynu.com/csi/csi-home.html.
We have added the surnames contained in the following databases:
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
All-Lithuania Database
All-Belarus Database
All-Latvia Database
JewishGen Family Finder

CJSI is a database of databases. It is an index to 31 different
sources of information about (mostly) Jewish surnames. Rather than
searching the indexes for each source separately to see if there is
information relevant to your research, CJSI indicates which
databases contain surnames of interest to you. Links are provided
to other Web sites that either have the databases or information
about how to access the data. Most of the sources that are not
online are published in books or on microfiche. In combination, all
31 sources represent more than 2 million records for approximately
370,000 unique surnames.

CJSI has some special features to enhance it usefulness. The index
is presented in Daitch-Mokotoff soundex order rather than
alphabetically. This means that many spelling variants of a surname
appear on consecutive lines. CJSI is browseable like a telephone
book. It does not merely provide you with a list of surnames that
match the soundex code. Keying in a given surname places you at a
certain point in the database. You can then search up and down the
database beyond the limits of the soundex code. This allows you
also to review surnames that are small variations of the one being
searched. Finally, an advanced search feature allows you to mix
exact matching and soundexing of the letters of the surname
lowering the incidence of false positives (the procedure is
described at the Internet site).

Because these newly added sources are ever growing, Avotaynu plans
to update CJSI at least semi-annually to include the additions that
have been made to these databases.

Gary Mokotoff


Icek and Ayzyk #general

sallybru@...
 

While I am not a Polish expert, Icek would be pronounced Itzek and Ayzyk
would not have the tz sound. The 2 names are both derived >from the Hebrew
Isaac, of course, but I have seen references where they were considered
different Yiddish names where the Hebrew names differed.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY