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Surnames Philip = Wolf, Why? #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretKatz@...>
 

Can someone please explain to me why, when I do a soundex search
in the "All UK Database" for the surname, Philip(s), I get
results for the various spellings of the surname Wolf?

Mimi Katz, Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surnames Philip = Wolf, Why? #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretKatz@...>
 

Can someone please explain to me why, when I do a soundex search
in the "All UK Database" for the surname, Philip(s), I get
results for the various spellings of the surname Wolf?

Mimi Katz, Chicago


Judenrat at the Warsaw Ghetto #general

daphna brafman <daphnabrafman@...>
 

I am trying to find information and documentation on one specific member of
the Judenrat of the Warsaw Ghetto. He was a close associate of Adam
Cherniakov and is also mentioned in his diary. Any advice and help will be
received with much gratitude.
Daphna Brafman
daphnabrafman@hotmail.com
or
boazber@bezeqint.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Judenrat at the Warsaw Ghetto #general

daphna brafman <daphnabrafman@...>
 

I am trying to find information and documentation on one specific member of
the Judenrat of the Warsaw Ghetto. He was a close associate of Adam
Cherniakov and is also mentioned in his diary. Any advice and help will be
received with much gratitude.
Daphna Brafman
daphnabrafman@hotmail.com
or
boazber@bezeqint.net


Book on Sephardic Surnames #general

Jeff Malka <JeffMalka@...>
 

Mention has been made of the recent Brazilian book "Dicionário Sefardi de
Sobrenomes" (Dictionary of Sephardic surnames). Having just received my copy
I thought to share some of my early impressions because of the great
interest in this publication.

This superb bilingual addition to the select library of essential books for
Sephardic Genealogy has 528 pages divided into several sections. The first
section, dealing with a brief Sephardic history and explanations of
Sephardic onomastics is printed on 150 pages of glossy paper, beautifully
illustrated and reminiscent of an "art book". The right hand page is in
Portuguese and the left hand in English, which - though translated by
someone for whom English is obviously not a first language - is quite
enjoyable and informative.

The remainder of the book, printed in non-glossy paper, consists of the
dictionary of 16,000 Sephardic surnames. For this, the authors modeled
themselves on Beider's Surnames of the Russian Empire, albeit with a few
modifications necessitated by dealing with surnames written in a variety of
alphabets and languages (instead of just Cyrillic), and covering a period of
6 centuries and 335 sources instead of the much narrower period and sources
used by Beider.

The dictionary section presents the surname, some spelling variants,
geographical locations, type (patronymic, descriptive, etc.), meaning of,
and sources where found. The dictionary does not include the rich individual
biographic data and name variants occasioned by country and language changes
due to the mobility of Sephardic Jews over the centuries as found in Abraham
Laredo's landmark "Les Noms the Juifs du Maroc". That would have required
several volumes instead of one. On the other hand, Faiquenboim's book
includes a much larger number of surnames difficult to find elsewhere and is
a remarkable achievement for which we owe the authors a debt of gratitude.

I would highly recommend this book as essential in any serious library of
Sephardic genealogy books.

Jeff Malka


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Book on Sephardic Surnames #general

Jeff Malka <JeffMalka@...>
 

Mention has been made of the recent Brazilian book "Dicionário Sefardi de
Sobrenomes" (Dictionary of Sephardic surnames). Having just received my copy
I thought to share some of my early impressions because of the great
interest in this publication.

This superb bilingual addition to the select library of essential books for
Sephardic Genealogy has 528 pages divided into several sections. The first
section, dealing with a brief Sephardic history and explanations of
Sephardic onomastics is printed on 150 pages of glossy paper, beautifully
illustrated and reminiscent of an "art book". The right hand page is in
Portuguese and the left hand in English, which - though translated by
someone for whom English is obviously not a first language - is quite
enjoyable and informative.

The remainder of the book, printed in non-glossy paper, consists of the
dictionary of 16,000 Sephardic surnames. For this, the authors modeled
themselves on Beider's Surnames of the Russian Empire, albeit with a few
modifications necessitated by dealing with surnames written in a variety of
alphabets and languages (instead of just Cyrillic), and covering a period of
6 centuries and 335 sources instead of the much narrower period and sources
used by Beider.

The dictionary section presents the surname, some spelling variants,
geographical locations, type (patronymic, descriptive, etc.), meaning of,
and sources where found. The dictionary does not include the rich individual
biographic data and name variants occasioned by country and language changes
due to the mobility of Sephardic Jews over the centuries as found in Abraham
Laredo's landmark "Les Noms the Juifs du Maroc". That would have required
several volumes instead of one. On the other hand, Faiquenboim's book
includes a much larger number of surnames difficult to find elsewhere and is
a remarkable achievement for which we owe the authors a debt of gratitude.

I would highly recommend this book as essential in any serious library of
Sephardic genealogy books.

Jeff Malka


Re: given name Musha #general

Flo Elman
 

My mother's name was Musha (variations: Musya; Musie; Mushya; Masha ..) a
female derivation of Moshe. There are no "translations" of a Yiddish name
into English; just possibilities! Her given name was Mina (first letter is
what counted). I also have cousins whose names were given as Marcia; Maria;
Manya, etc. Anything is possible when it comes to the parents' choices.

Florence Elman
haflo@shaw.ca

<< I am trying to find out what name "Musha" traslautes into, so
I can try and find a lady and her husband so far I cant find them
on any census any where but a 1932 death cert Gives a location. >>


Brussels, Belgium lookup #general

marilyn <mrl516@...>
 

Could someone please look up the telephone number of Igor Oistrakh for me.
We may be related through marriage. Thanks in advance. Marilyn Feingold USA


czech language; TGM #general

marielaure <galoop@...>
 

Is there anywhere on the web a free translator for the czech language?
Also, Im trying to find out anything about the distant relatives of T.G.
Masaryk, because one of my relatives had heard >from his mother years ago
that our relative, Josefina Konrad, was a first cousin to TGM. But so far
I do not know anything about josefina except that she married augustin Hajek
and lived in Brun for a time and in Kyjov. if you can help, please email
me.
thanks gloria
galoop@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: given name Musha #general

Flo Elman
 

My mother's name was Musha (variations: Musya; Musie; Mushya; Masha ..) a
female derivation of Moshe. There are no "translations" of a Yiddish name
into English; just possibilities! Her given name was Mina (first letter is
what counted). I also have cousins whose names were given as Marcia; Maria;
Manya, etc. Anything is possible when it comes to the parents' choices.

Florence Elman
haflo@shaw.ca

<< I am trying to find out what name "Musha" traslautes into, so
I can try and find a lady and her husband so far I cant find them
on any census any where but a 1932 death cert Gives a location. >>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brussels, Belgium lookup #general

marilyn <mrl516@...>
 

Could someone please look up the telephone number of Igor Oistrakh for me.
We may be related through marriage. Thanks in advance. Marilyn Feingold USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen czech language; TGM #general

marielaure <galoop@...>
 

Is there anywhere on the web a free translator for the czech language?
Also, Im trying to find out anything about the distant relatives of T.G.
Masaryk, because one of my relatives had heard >from his mother years ago
that our relative, Josefina Konrad, was a first cousin to TGM. But so far
I do not know anything about josefina except that she married augustin Hajek
and lived in Brun for a time and in Kyjov. if you can help, please email
me.
thanks gloria
galoop@bellsouth.net


FOIA question #general

russ <russ@...>
 

When filling out an FOIA request to the INS, how do I complete the
sections regarding consent when the subject is deceased?

Also, I do not have any "proof" that the subject is deceased, except for
the fact he was born in 1886 and that would make him almost 120 years old.

Has anyone had any experience in this matter and could lend some guidance.

Sincerely,
Russ Byer

Researching: BYER, GREENFIELD >from Kovna, Lithuania and COSTRELL, COHEN

from Vilnius, Lith.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FOIA question #general

russ <russ@...>
 

When filling out an FOIA request to the INS, how do I complete the
sections regarding consent when the subject is deceased?

Also, I do not have any "proof" that the subject is deceased, except for
the fact he was born in 1886 and that would make him almost 120 years old.

Has anyone had any experience in this matter and could lend some guidance.

Sincerely,
Russ Byer

Researching: BYER, GREENFIELD >from Kovna, Lithuania and COSTRELL, COHEN

from Vilnius, Lith.


New to all this... #general

Michael DeAmelio <m.deamelio@...>
 

Hi,

As my subject line states I am new to all this.

Through the oral history, I have collected 7 generations
of my family tree (about 350 names) . I would like to be
able to document as much as possible but don't know
where to start.

Are there online databases (other than Ellis Island, which
was no help to me at all) such as naturalization records?

If it makes a difference, I am located in Brooklyn, N Y.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Emmy Broomer DeAmelio

Forever searching for:
SAVITSKY, SAVIN
PORTNOY, PEARLMAN
BROOMER

MODERATOR NOTE: If you haven't already, have a look at the JewishGen
webpage at <http://www.jewishgen.org/>; . There are databases you can
look into, as well as a FAQ with good information on getting started.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New to all this... #general

Michael DeAmelio <m.deamelio@...>
 

Hi,

As my subject line states I am new to all this.

Through the oral history, I have collected 7 generations
of my family tree (about 350 names) . I would like to be
able to document as much as possible but don't know
where to start.

Are there online databases (other than Ellis Island, which
was no help to me at all) such as naturalization records?

If it makes a difference, I am located in Brooklyn, N Y.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Emmy Broomer DeAmelio

Forever searching for:
SAVITSKY, SAVIN
PORTNOY, PEARLMAN
BROOMER

MODERATOR NOTE: If you haven't already, have a look at the JewishGen
webpage at <http://www.jewishgen.org/>; . There are databases you can
look into, as well as a FAQ with good information on getting started.


Re: Safov, Czech Republic #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"June" <stremj@charter.net> wrote

It was interesting to note that the subject "Safov" did not produce any
matches on the discussion board. Safov was a significant Jewish
community near Zjmno (sp), CR and should be of interest to many Jewgen
researchers.

Here is why I am interested in the village: according to the history of
Safov, a thriving Jewish community existed in Safov until the railroad
bypasses Safov in the 1870's. After the railroad bypassed Safov, many of
the Jewish people relocated to towns closer to the rail road.

I am looking for relatives who may have relocated to Satov, which is about
10-15 KM SW-W of Safov, and is on the rail line.

This is the information I seek: Is there a registry of the jewish people
who resided in Safov during the 1800"s? Is there a listing of Synagogue
members available? Are there records of the people who were deported by
the Nazis in 1938-9 and 1940?

David Stremer

David,

Beside the sgj (soc.genealogy.jewish) discussion group there are also in
existence within the JewishGen several discussion groups dedicated to the
regions.
Safov subject is listed 13 times in Bohemia -Morava SIG (Special Interest
Group) discussion forum. Please check:

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~siglists

Please also visit Bohemia Moravia SIG at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/BohMor/

If you are looking for the relatives, you should also register with JGFF
(Jewish Genealogy Family Finder) at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

There are two entries for Safov in JGFF database.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Safov, Czech Republic #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"June" <stremj@charter.net> wrote

It was interesting to note that the subject "Safov" did not produce any
matches on the discussion board. Safov was a significant Jewish
community near Zjmno (sp), CR and should be of interest to many Jewgen
researchers.

Here is why I am interested in the village: according to the history of
Safov, a thriving Jewish community existed in Safov until the railroad
bypasses Safov in the 1870's. After the railroad bypassed Safov, many of
the Jewish people relocated to towns closer to the rail road.

I am looking for relatives who may have relocated to Satov, which is about
10-15 KM SW-W of Safov, and is on the rail line.

This is the information I seek: Is there a registry of the jewish people
who resided in Safov during the 1800"s? Is there a listing of Synagogue
members available? Are there records of the people who were deported by
the Nazis in 1938-9 and 1940?

David Stremer

David,

Beside the sgj (soc.genealogy.jewish) discussion group there are also in
existence within the JewishGen several discussion groups dedicated to the
regions.
Safov subject is listed 13 times in Bohemia -Morava SIG (Special Interest
Group) discussion forum. Please check:

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~siglists

Please also visit Bohemia Moravia SIG at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/BohMor/

If you are looking for the relatives, you should also register with JGFF
(Jewish Genealogy Family Finder) at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

There are two entries for Safov in JGFF database.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Re. FrankfurtMain New Jewish Cemetery contact information #germany

HHHeilbut@...
 

Hallo, GerSiggers, Mr. Kleinwaks asked about information about the new cemetary
in Frankfurt/M. - He should try to get information via:

Juedische Gemeinde Frankfurt K.d.oe.R.
Westendstr. 43
60325 Frankfurt/M
Germany

email: mailto@JG-FFM.de or:

Juedisches Museum Frankfurt/Main
Untermainkai 14-15
60311 Frankfurt/M Germany

Kind regards >from Helga HEILBUT, Bergisch Gladbach, Deutschland


German SIG #Germany Re. FrankfurtMain New Jewish Cemetery contact information #germany

HHHeilbut@...
 

Hallo, GerSiggers, Mr. Kleinwaks asked about information about the new cemetary
in Frankfurt/M. - He should try to get information via:

Juedische Gemeinde Frankfurt K.d.oe.R.
Westendstr. 43
60325 Frankfurt/M
Germany

email: mailto@JG-FFM.de or:

Juedisches Museum Frankfurt/Main
Untermainkai 14-15
60311 Frankfurt/M Germany

Kind regards >from Helga HEILBUT, Bergisch Gladbach, Deutschland