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Researching a name change #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners,

For some, there may be a relatively easy source to check on a name
change. My mgf was naturalized in April, 1915, in the Eastern District
Federal Court in Brooklyn. In the section of the petition titled
"Order of Court Admitting Petitioner", there is a second paragraph
that allows for a name change.

My other gf was naturalized almost exactly one year later to the date,
but in Brooklyn Supreme Court. The forms >from both courts are very
similar but not exact duplicates. The Brooklyn Petition, at least that
part which I copied, does not include the name change option. And it
certainly does not appear in Admitting section. Since it would seem
like an opportune time to file such a change, I wonder if the Brooklyn
court required it to be a separate action. If so, I would conduct such
research in the same time frame as the naturalization petition.

Regards,

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@aol.com

HENKEN,SMOLINSKY>Vitebsk; POLCHINIKOFF/POLTINIKOW>Gomel, Mogilev;
PECKEL>Ushachi, Vitebsk; LEVIN,LEVITT>Cherven, Minsk; WOLODARSKY>
Riga,Svetlovodsk,Kherson,Astrahkan; INTRELEGATOR>Siauliai, Kaunas;
GUTMAN>Jaunjelgava, Latvia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching a name change #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners,

For some, there may be a relatively easy source to check on a name
change. My mgf was naturalized in April, 1915, in the Eastern District
Federal Court in Brooklyn. In the section of the petition titled
"Order of Court Admitting Petitioner", there is a second paragraph
that allows for a name change.

My other gf was naturalized almost exactly one year later to the date,
but in Brooklyn Supreme Court. The forms >from both courts are very
similar but not exact duplicates. The Brooklyn Petition, at least that
part which I copied, does not include the name change option. And it
certainly does not appear in Admitting section. Since it would seem
like an opportune time to file such a change, I wonder if the Brooklyn
court required it to be a separate action. If so, I would conduct such
research in the same time frame as the naturalization petition.

Regards,

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@aol.com

HENKEN,SMOLINSKY>Vitebsk; POLCHINIKOFF/POLTINIKOW>Gomel, Mogilev;
PECKEL>Ushachi, Vitebsk; LEVIN,LEVITT>Cherven, Minsk; WOLODARSKY>
Riga,Svetlovodsk,Kherson,Astrahkan; INTRELEGATOR>Siauliai, Kaunas;
GUTMAN>Jaunjelgava, Latvia


Abraham I. JACOBS Info Found; Now Searching for Robert L. Kushnick #general

rlberliner@...
 

Joseph Jacobs and Robert L. Kushnick were Executors of the Estate
of Abraham Jacobs. If Mr. Kushnick's name is familiar to anyone,
please contact me privately. Joseph Jacobs was possibly Abraham's
grandson.

Many, many thanks with deep appreciation to all who viewed VM-1734
and VM-1735. Additional deep appreciation to Carol Rombo Rider who
informed me that she had helped copy the funeral home information
for the Jewish History Museum in Baltimore.

I contacted them and have received a copy of the funeral home records.
This information has given the full name of Abraham's mother as Leah
Glassman and his father as J. Jacobs.

The funeral was ordered by Mollie Jacobs for the Estate of Abraham I.
Jacobs.

Thank you Chuck Weinstein for writing . . . The father's name is
almost certainly Zorach J. Jacobs. Zorach is a Biblical name (a
grandson of Jacob). . .The Death Certificate, as you will recall,
showed the father to be Zorach S-or-J. Jacobs. FYI, Abraham's
tombstone shows Avraham Yitzhak ben Yakov. So we definitely seem to
have Zorach Jacob Jacobs.

I can't help wondering if the Jacobs name is because of his being
"a grandson of Jacob" as there were no surnames in Poland/Russia
during that period of time.

My search continues, however. Please let me know privately if the
descendants of Robert L. Kushnick are in your family and if so, how
I may contact them.

Again, my sincere appreciation to all of you. I hope I missed no one
in my personal responses.

May we all be blessed with A Peaceful, Happy & Healthy New Year!

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@aol.com or rlberliner@comcast.net
Searching: *ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN (>from Poznan or
Posen, Poland/Prussia/Germany/Russia to London to Baltimore)
* Additional search Names in U.S. - HELLMAN, LEVY, COHEN, Sam FINE,
Raymond FINE, KAHANOW, LEAF (the 7 Jacobs sisters married names)


Re: Current value of $3000 in 1898 #general

Michael F. Simon <mfsimon@...>
 

This Web site < http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/bu2/inflateCPI.html > is
an inflation calculator >from 1913 to 1999. It may give you some
idea of the relative magnitude of the immigrant's "fortune."

Mike Simon


Wrong link in Zolkiewka posting #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

A couple of days ago I posted an announcement about the PSA indices
for Zolkiewka 1881-98. I gave a link for the PSA surname list, but
it doesn't work - and the surname list doesn't seem to be posted yet
on Jewish Records Indexing - Poland's web page.

I have the list on my computer and those who are interested in knowing
whether "their" names occur on the list and with what frequency are
welcome to contact me.

Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Zamosc Archive Project Coordinator
CO-OP Zolkiewka
Town leader Gorzkow, Wysokie and Zolkiewka
kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Abraham I. JACOBS Info Found; Now Searching for Robert L. Kushnick #general

rlberliner@...
 

Joseph Jacobs and Robert L. Kushnick were Executors of the Estate
of Abraham Jacobs. If Mr. Kushnick's name is familiar to anyone,
please contact me privately. Joseph Jacobs was possibly Abraham's
grandson.

Many, many thanks with deep appreciation to all who viewed VM-1734
and VM-1735. Additional deep appreciation to Carol Rombo Rider who
informed me that she had helped copy the funeral home information
for the Jewish History Museum in Baltimore.

I contacted them and have received a copy of the funeral home records.
This information has given the full name of Abraham's mother as Leah
Glassman and his father as J. Jacobs.

The funeral was ordered by Mollie Jacobs for the Estate of Abraham I.
Jacobs.

Thank you Chuck Weinstein for writing . . . The father's name is
almost certainly Zorach J. Jacobs. Zorach is a Biblical name (a
grandson of Jacob). . .The Death Certificate, as you will recall,
showed the father to be Zorach S-or-J. Jacobs. FYI, Abraham's
tombstone shows Avraham Yitzhak ben Yakov. So we definitely seem to
have Zorach Jacob Jacobs.

I can't help wondering if the Jacobs name is because of his being
"a grandson of Jacob" as there were no surnames in Poland/Russia
during that period of time.

My search continues, however. Please let me know privately if the
descendants of Robert L. Kushnick are in your family and if so, how
I may contact them.

Again, my sincere appreciation to all of you. I hope I missed no one
in my personal responses.

May we all be blessed with A Peaceful, Happy & Healthy New Year!

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@aol.com or rlberliner@comcast.net
Searching: *ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN (>from Poznan or
Posen, Poland/Prussia/Germany/Russia to London to Baltimore)
* Additional search Names in U.S. - HELLMAN, LEVY, COHEN, Sam FINE,
Raymond FINE, KAHANOW, LEAF (the 7 Jacobs sisters married names)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Current value of $3000 in 1898 #general

Michael F. Simon <mfsimon@...>
 

This Web site < http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/bu2/inflateCPI.html > is
an inflation calculator >from 1913 to 1999. It may give you some
idea of the relative magnitude of the immigrant's "fortune."

Mike Simon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wrong link in Zolkiewka posting #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

A couple of days ago I posted an announcement about the PSA indices
for Zolkiewka 1881-98. I gave a link for the PSA surname list, but
it doesn't work - and the surname list doesn't seem to be posted yet
on Jewish Records Indexing - Poland's web page.

I have the list on my computer and those who are interested in knowing
whether "their" names occur on the list and with what frequency are
welcome to contact me.

Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Zamosc Archive Project Coordinator
CO-OP Zolkiewka
Town leader Gorzkow, Wysokie and Zolkiewka
kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


Istanbul? #ukraine

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

My grandmother was born in present Ukraine and my father was born in
Istanbul. In working on the marriage records of Istanbul, I see many
Ashkenzi names--including many that I know were common in Ukraine.
Perhaps, then, this will be of interest to a few of you:


The effort to record the index marriage records of Istanbul/Constantinople
is now 50% complete, with a total of over 12,000 marriages. Each marriage
record includes groom's name, groom's father's name, bride's name, bride's
father's name, Hebrew/Solitreo reference number, and year. Here is a
search engine for approximately 6,000 of these marriages:

http://radomskopoland.com/istanbul2/

Note:

o The Soundex feature at the site above is not yet "airtight"!
o Where the date is missing in the results, it is between 1886 and 1899.

The site above includes some unproofed material. Please do not visit the
site if you are looking for a perfect, finished, or complete set of
materials. I offer this search engine only because it may be of some value
to people with roots in Istanbul/Constantinople; and, surely, some of these
people don't want to wait a year or two until the entire project is
finished!

P.S. Here is a complete list of all surnames we have found in all of the
records now finished, including unproofed records:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/ist-marr/surnames.html

Here is what a typical index page looks like:

http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/ist-marr-sam.jpg

And here is what some typical Hebrew/Solitreo marriage pages look like:

Pick any item in this directory:
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/Ist/

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA

Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB, DEVIDAS-DE VIDAS
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/elh-kaz-fre.html
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/fresco.html
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/kazez.html


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Istanbul? #ukraine

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

My grandmother was born in present Ukraine and my father was born in
Istanbul. In working on the marriage records of Istanbul, I see many
Ashkenzi names--including many that I know were common in Ukraine.
Perhaps, then, this will be of interest to a few of you:


The effort to record the index marriage records of Istanbul/Constantinople
is now 50% complete, with a total of over 12,000 marriages. Each marriage
record includes groom's name, groom's father's name, bride's name, bride's
father's name, Hebrew/Solitreo reference number, and year. Here is a
search engine for approximately 6,000 of these marriages:

http://radomskopoland.com/istanbul2/

Note:

o The Soundex feature at the site above is not yet "airtight"!
o Where the date is missing in the results, it is between 1886 and 1899.

The site above includes some unproofed material. Please do not visit the
site if you are looking for a perfect, finished, or complete set of
materials. I offer this search engine only because it may be of some value
to people with roots in Istanbul/Constantinople; and, surely, some of these
people don't want to wait a year or two until the entire project is
finished!

P.S. Here is a complete list of all surnames we have found in all of the
records now finished, including unproofed records:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/ist-marr/surnames.html

Here is what a typical index page looks like:

http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/ist-marr-sam.jpg

And here is what some typical Hebrew/Solitreo marriage pages look like:

Pick any item in this directory:
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/Ist/

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA

Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB, DEVIDAS-DE VIDAS
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/elh-kaz-fre.html
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/fresco.html
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/kazez.html


Re: Jews from Brailov (Brayliv, Brailiv) #ukraine

Leon Koll <napobo3@...>
 

I am researching Brailov because my gggfather Abram
POTOK (POTOKER) lived there.
I've put very brief info on this webpage:
http://capital.lk.net/~leonkoll/potok/

Any kind of cooperation on Brailov research is
welcome.

Leon Koll
Yehud, Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Jews from Brailov (Brayliv, Brailiv) #ukraine

Leon Koll <napobo3@...>
 

I am researching Brailov because my gggfather Abram
POTOK (POTOKER) lived there.
I've put very brief info on this webpage:
http://capital.lk.net/~leonkoll/potok/

Any kind of cooperation on Brailov research is
welcome.

Leon Koll
Yehud, Israel


Is there a Sephardic genealogy Web site or list? #general

Mural Designs <muraldesigns@...>
 

I'd like to find out whether there is a Sephardic Web site or
genealogy. Many of my relatives are >from Greece and Alexandria names:
deSola
Mizrahi
Theodakis
Cordoso
and some >from Rhodes.

I have relatives in Ionina, Greek-speaking Romaniots, but are these
also Sephardic? What would they be classified as if they only spoke
Greek and are not Spanish like the deSolas? I also had relatives in
Aleppo (Tawil), but most are Sephardic >from Greece and Alexandria,
prior to 1889. Is there any special list or site for the Sephardic
or Greek ancestry? They were >from Ionina (Janina).

Annie deSola

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has an InfoFile about Sephardim at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/sefard5.htm
You can find the Sefard SIG (Special Interest Group) web site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/SefardSIG/
Information about the Sefard Forum discussion group can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/SefardSIG/SefardForum.htm


Alexander #general

mpfreed <mpfreed@...>
 

The first name Alexander (usually in the Yiddish form of Sender,
after Alexander the Great, is not an uncommon Jewish first name.
Alexander lived in the 4th century BCE, before the division in the
Jewish world between Ashkenazim and Sephardim, yet, as far as I
know the name is only used by Ashkenazim. Can anyone explain this?

Murray Freedman


Information from Burial Societies #general

MikenHelene <carsonmh@...>
 

I have a question concerning information that can be obtained
from Burial Societies. My grandfather Samuel Jacob Rosen (aka
Sam/John Rose), his mother, (Mary Rosen) and his sister and her
husband (Anna Rosen-Nurock, and Harold Nurock) are buried at Mt
Hebron Cemetery in Flushing NY. They are all buried within the
society grounds of The Manhattan Young Mens Society. The cemetery
was kind enough to give me the n ame and address of the president
of the society, and I was wondering what sort of information, if
any would be obtained >from them.

Thank you
Helene Rose-Carson
carsonmh@volfirst.net
Crossville, TN
researching Rose/Rosen, Nurock, Schwartz, Goldstein, Ginsberg,
Cohen NYC


Re: Benno: the name #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

bgriffin@folger.edu posted as follows:

"I'm wondering what the history of the forename "Benno" is. Is it
a diminutive of Benjamin? Is it specifically Jewish?"

The given name Benno is a German secular name. However it was
used by Jews in Germany during the nineteenth century to the extent
that it was recognized by the rabbis as a valid name for writing in
a Get (Jewish divorce document) as a secular kinui. Furthermore,
German Jews with almost any Hebrew name adopted this German name
as a secular kinui, so that if a Jewish male had the Hebrew name
Shlomo and the secular name Benno, his name would be written in a
Get as "Shlomo hamechune Beno". If his Hebrew name was Binyamin,
his name would be written in a Get as "Binyamin hamechune Beno".
This would of course be written in Hebrew characters, not in Latin
characters.

So, while the name Benno was not specifically a Jewish name, it was
used by German (and Polish and Hungarian) Jews in their contacts
with non-Jews and was formally recognized for this use by the rabbis
who wrote Hilchot Gitin books. The name Benno was not formally
linked to the Hebrew name Binyamin, although it could have been used
by a Jew with that name.

G'mar tov,

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


Pilnik #general

Moshe Erez <erez3655@...>
 

Dear genners.

Where is Pilnik in 1907 border terms.

Thanks and "Shana Tove and Gmar Hatima Tova"

Moshe Erez


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is there a Sephardic genealogy Web site or list? #general

Mural Designs <muraldesigns@...>
 

I'd like to find out whether there is a Sephardic Web site or
genealogy. Many of my relatives are >from Greece and Alexandria names:
deSola
Mizrahi
Theodakis
Cordoso
and some >from Rhodes.

I have relatives in Ionina, Greek-speaking Romaniots, but are these
also Sephardic? What would they be classified as if they only spoke
Greek and are not Spanish like the deSolas? I also had relatives in
Aleppo (Tawil), but most are Sephardic >from Greece and Alexandria,
prior to 1889. Is there any special list or site for the Sephardic
or Greek ancestry? They were >from Ionina (Janina).

Annie deSola

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has an InfoFile about Sephardim at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/sefard5.htm
You can find the Sefard SIG (Special Interest Group) web site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/SefardSIG/
Information about the Sefard Forum discussion group can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/SefardSIG/SefardForum.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alexander #general

mpfreed <mpfreed@...>
 

The first name Alexander (usually in the Yiddish form of Sender,
after Alexander the Great, is not an uncommon Jewish first name.
Alexander lived in the 4th century BCE, before the division in the
Jewish world between Ashkenazim and Sephardim, yet, as far as I
know the name is only used by Ashkenazim. Can anyone explain this?

Murray Freedman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Information from Burial Societies #general

MikenHelene <carsonmh@...>
 

I have a question concerning information that can be obtained
from Burial Societies. My grandfather Samuel Jacob Rosen (aka
Sam/John Rose), his mother, (Mary Rosen) and his sister and her
husband (Anna Rosen-Nurock, and Harold Nurock) are buried at Mt
Hebron Cemetery in Flushing NY. They are all buried within the
society grounds of The Manhattan Young Mens Society. The cemetery
was kind enough to give me the n ame and address of the president
of the society, and I was wondering what sort of information, if
any would be obtained >from them.

Thank you
Helene Rose-Carson
carsonmh@volfirst.net
Crossville, TN
researching Rose/Rosen, Nurock, Schwartz, Goldstein, Ginsberg,
Cohen NYC