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Family Reunion Guidelines #general

Debbie Raff
 

In the past many folks have asked how to plan a family reunion. I just
came across a nice article on this topic titled 'Let's Have a
Reunion'. It is located in the June, 2004, " Better Homes & Gardens"
magazine.

Debbie Raff
California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family Reunion Guidelines #general

Debbie Raff
 

In the past many folks have asked how to plan a family reunion. I just
came across a nice article on this topic titled 'Let's Have a
Reunion'. It is located in the June, 2004, " Better Homes & Gardens"
magazine.

Debbie Raff
California


Re: Jewish name for Isabelle? #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Joy Weaver <joyweave@erols.com> wrote:

While all these posts are flowing about Yiddish or Hebrew names, I
thought this might be a good time to ask about my middle name. I was
named Joyce Isabelle. The Joyce was for my mgm, Sheina/ Jean, and the
Isabelle for my pgf, Isadore/ Yitzak. I was never given a Jewish
equivalent for the middle name. A rabbi once told me I could use
Elisheva, but that doesn't seem to sit right. Any thoughts?
The rabbi is right: Isabelle is one of the many variant forms of
the Hebrew name Elisheva, Elizabeth being the most common English
version. Of course that doesn't have any logical connection with the
name Yitzhak, but then neither does Isadore.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish name for Isabelle? #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Joy Weaver <joyweave@erols.com> wrote:

While all these posts are flowing about Yiddish or Hebrew names, I
thought this might be a good time to ask about my middle name. I was
named Joyce Isabelle. The Joyce was for my mgm, Sheina/ Jean, and the
Isabelle for my pgf, Isadore/ Yitzak. I was never given a Jewish
equivalent for the middle name. A rabbi once told me I could use
Elisheva, but that doesn't seem to sit right. Any thoughts?
The rabbi is right: Isabelle is one of the many variant forms of
the Hebrew name Elisheva, Elizabeth being the most common English
version. Of course that doesn't have any logical connection with the
name Yitzhak, but then neither does Isadore.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

Regarding the 5/8/2004 post on JewishGen about the Jewish Consumptives
Relief Society in Denver, Colorado:

Yes, there is a JCRS online names index in the works. Part of it is
available online at
http://library.du.edu/about/collections/SpecialCollections/JCRS/alphabetical.cfm
Volunteer members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado are
indexing these patient records and have posted 1904-1914 already.

However, for a 1940 era patient, you will need to contact the University of
Denver Judaic Studies Department directly for them to do a search/lookup.
Try the director, Jeanne Abrahams at jabrams@du.edu or her assistant, Thyria
Wilson at twilson@du.edu. They can check original patient records.

Most deceased patients >from JCRS were buried at either Golden Hill Cemetery
(Denver/Lakewood area - west side, Colorado) or Mount Nebo Cemetery
(Denver/Aurora area - east side, Colorado). All cemetery records for Golden
Hill Cemetery have been posted on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial
Registry http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/ so you might want to
search those records for a grave location.

You might also be interested in knowing that you could request a 1940 death
certificate throught the Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment: Health Statistics and Vital Records at
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/certs.asp

Last summer, the IAJGS awarded this very project the esteemed Stern Award
$2000 to help speed the indexing along. It will take more time and money so
if you do find a record, a donation to DU earmarked for this project would
be appreciated.

More detail about the history of the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society can
be found at http://www.jewishgen.org/iajgs/JCRSproj.htm

Regards,
Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Denver, Colorado
IAJGS Board Member
JGSCO Member
-------

Subject: The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) in Denver (Spivak)
Colo.
From: Richard <mcdonaldrw@verizon.net>

The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) was founded in Denver,
Colorado in 1904 as a non-sectarian sanatorium to treat tuberculosis
(TB) patients. Many people died or were treated at the JCRS..Does
anyone have a list? or is there a list? Looking for death Cert for
Jacob KELLER DOD 2/26/1940
Thanks
Richard W. McDonald
LAUFER, KISNER Family
mcdonaldrw@Verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

Regarding the 5/8/2004 post on JewishGen about the Jewish Consumptives
Relief Society in Denver, Colorado:

Yes, there is a JCRS online names index in the works. Part of it is
available online at
http://library.du.edu/about/collections/SpecialCollections/JCRS/alphabetical.cfm
Volunteer members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado are
indexing these patient records and have posted 1904-1914 already.

However, for a 1940 era patient, you will need to contact the University of
Denver Judaic Studies Department directly for them to do a search/lookup.
Try the director, Jeanne Abrahams at jabrams@du.edu or her assistant, Thyria
Wilson at twilson@du.edu. They can check original patient records.

Most deceased patients >from JCRS were buried at either Golden Hill Cemetery
(Denver/Lakewood area - west side, Colorado) or Mount Nebo Cemetery
(Denver/Aurora area - east side, Colorado). All cemetery records for Golden
Hill Cemetery have been posted on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial
Registry http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/ so you might want to
search those records for a grave location.

You might also be interested in knowing that you could request a 1940 death
certificate throught the Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment: Health Statistics and Vital Records at
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/certs.asp

Last summer, the IAJGS awarded this very project the esteemed Stern Award
$2000 to help speed the indexing along. It will take more time and money so
if you do find a record, a donation to DU earmarked for this project would
be appreciated.

More detail about the history of the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society can
be found at http://www.jewishgen.org/iajgs/JCRSproj.htm

Regards,
Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Denver, Colorado
IAJGS Board Member
JGSCO Member
-------

Subject: The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) in Denver (Spivak)
Colo.
From: Richard <mcdonaldrw@verizon.net>

The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) was founded in Denver,
Colorado in 1904 as a non-sectarian sanatorium to treat tuberculosis
(TB) patients. Many people died or were treated at the JCRS..Does
anyone have a list? or is there a list? Looking for death Cert for
Jacob KELLER DOD 2/26/1940
Thanks
Richard W. McDonald
LAUFER, KISNER Family
mcdonaldrw@Verizon.net


Re: Help Finding Town #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Usually someone took a town name as a surname when they had moved >from that
town to a nearby one. It is the same way that someone in the US might say
Sam >from Cleveland to differentiate among the different Sam's working in a
place. When inherited names were taken (in Russia in the 1820's), sometimes
the people took a surname they were known by and used that. If the person
or his descendent now moved back to the town, then he would have the town
name and live in the town.

If Winowski is found in Poland, then it is not likely shortened from
Klewinowski-if you have seen much Polish, shortening words was not a high
priority there. But you might not find a town Winow where they came from
because they might have made up the name for another reason. Like
Bruckheimer could be someone >from Bruckheim-but there is no Bruckheim.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help Finding Town #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Usually someone took a town name as a surname when they had moved >from that
town to a nearby one. It is the same way that someone in the US might say
Sam >from Cleveland to differentiate among the different Sam's working in a
place. When inherited names were taken (in Russia in the 1820's), sometimes
the people took a surname they were known by and used that. If the person
or his descendent now moved back to the town, then he would have the town
name and live in the town.

If Winowski is found in Poland, then it is not likely shortened from
Klewinowski-if you have seen much Polish, shortening words was not a high
priority there. But you might not find a town Winow where they came from
because they might have made up the name for another reason. Like
Bruckheimer could be someone >from Bruckheim-but there is no Bruckheim.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


Re: obtaining usa petition for naturalization #general

ilona lerman <phililona2001@...>
 

Thanks to all of you who sent me such quick answers
regarding the obtaining of petition papers.I hope to
thank each one privately but that will take more time.
I will look into your various suggestions for getting
the papers.
Ilona Lerman
Israel


I have recently come across my mother-in-law's
certificate of citizenship. On it is listed the number
of the Petition. I seem to remember hearing that there
is a lot of genealogical info on the petition papers,
but don't know how I can get a copy of these petition
papers. My mother-in-law received citizenship in
Boston in 1938.
Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Ilona Lerman
Beerot Yitzchak, Israel
phililona2001@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fwd: re: obtaining usa petition for naturalization #general

ilona lerman <phililona2001@...>
 

Thanks to all of you who sent me such quick answers
regarding the obtaining of petition papers.I hope to
thank each one privately but that will take more time.
I will look into your various suggestions for getting
the papers.
Ilona Lerman
Israel


I have recently come across my mother-in-law's
certificate of citizenship. On it is listed the number
of the Petition. I seem to remember hearing that there
is a lot of genealogical info on the petition papers,
but don't know how I can get a copy of these petition
papers. My mother-in-law received citizenship in
Boston in 1938.
Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Ilona Lerman
Beerot Yitzchak, Israel
phililona2001@yahoo.com


Re: Jewish name for Isabelle? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sun, 9 May 2004 20:03:36 UTC, joyweave@erols.com (Joy Weaver) opined:

While all these posts are flowing about Yiddish or Hebrew names, I
thought this might be a good time to ask about my middle name. I was
named Joyce Isabelle. The Joyce was for my mgm, Sheina/ Jean, and the
Isabelle for my pgf, Isadore/ Yitzak. I was never given a Jewish
equivalent for the middle name. A rabbi once told me I could use
Elisheva, but that doesn't seem to sit right. Any thoughts?

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY
You may be surprised to learn that "Isabel" is already a Hebrew name, being
an Iberian modification of "Elisheva", i.e. "Elizabeth". Your Rabbi gets a
high score.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com
Please REPLACE the CAPITAL LETTERS with JGEN in order to send me email.
Please do not send me HTML-formatted messages. Please do not send me
attachments without coordinating with me beforehand.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish name for Isabelle? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sun, 9 May 2004 20:03:36 UTC, joyweave@erols.com (Joy Weaver) opined:

While all these posts are flowing about Yiddish or Hebrew names, I
thought this might be a good time to ask about my middle name. I was
named Joyce Isabelle. The Joyce was for my mgm, Sheina/ Jean, and the
Isabelle for my pgf, Isadore/ Yitzak. I was never given a Jewish
equivalent for the middle name. A rabbi once told me I could use
Elisheva, but that doesn't seem to sit right. Any thoughts?

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY
You may be surprised to learn that "Isabel" is already a Hebrew name, being
an Iberian modification of "Elisheva", i.e. "Elizabeth". Your Rabbi gets a
high score.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com
Please REPLACE the CAPITAL LETTERS with JGEN in order to send me email.
Please do not send me HTML-formatted messages. Please do not send me
attachments without coordinating with me beforehand.


Re: Jewish name for Isabelle? #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Joy Weaver, East Islip, NY news@hunter.news.rcn.net asked:


I was named Joyce Isabelle. The Joyce was for my mgm, Sheina/ Jean, and
the Isabelle for my pgf, Isadore/ Yitzak. I was never given a Jewish
equivalent for the middle name. A rabbi once told me I could use Elisheva,
but that doesn't seem to sit right. Any thoughts?

=Izevel is a biblical name >from Phoenician roots.
The Phoenicians ruled the Mediterranean sea since 1500 BCE, and so, I
assume, the name was spread and entered Spain... Or vice versa, it may have
been brought by the Phoenician sailors >from the West of the Mediterranean
sea to Israel, around the 8th century BCE, where it appear in the Bible
(King Achav's mother).
Achav is a very interesting name for genealogy: "Father's brother" :-))

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel


Re: Jewish name for Isabelle? #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Please forgive my Froidian mistake:
Izevel was Achav's wife !



Joy Weaver, East Islip, NY news@hunter.news.rcn.net asked:


I was named Joyce Isabelle. The Joyce was for my mgm, Sheina/ Jean, and
the Isabelle for my pgf, Isadore/ Yitzak. I was never given a Jewish
equivalent for the middle name. A rabbi once told me I could use Elisheva,
but that doesn't seem to sit right. Any thoughts?

=Izevel is a biblical name >from Phoenician roots.
The Phoenicians ruled the Mediterranean sea since 1500 BCE, and so, I
assume, the name was spread and entered Spain... Or vice versa, it may have
been brought by the Phoenician sailors >from the West of the Mediterranean
sea to Israel, around the 8th century BCE, where it appear in the Bible
(King Achav's mother).
Achav is a very interesting name for genealogy: "Father's brother" :-))

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish name for Isabelle? #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Joy Weaver, East Islip, NY news@hunter.news.rcn.net asked:


I was named Joyce Isabelle. The Joyce was for my mgm, Sheina/ Jean, and
the Isabelle for my pgf, Isadore/ Yitzak. I was never given a Jewish
equivalent for the middle name. A rabbi once told me I could use Elisheva,
but that doesn't seem to sit right. Any thoughts?

=Izevel is a biblical name >from Phoenician roots.
The Phoenicians ruled the Mediterranean sea since 1500 BCE, and so, I
assume, the name was spread and entered Spain... Or vice versa, it may have
been brought by the Phoenician sailors >from the West of the Mediterranean
sea to Israel, around the 8th century BCE, where it appear in the Bible
(King Achav's mother).
Achav is a very interesting name for genealogy: "Father's brother" :-))

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish name for Isabelle? #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Please forgive my Froidian mistake:
Izevel was Achav's wife !



Joy Weaver, East Islip, NY news@hunter.news.rcn.net asked:


I was named Joyce Isabelle. The Joyce was for my mgm, Sheina/ Jean, and
the Isabelle for my pgf, Isadore/ Yitzak. I was never given a Jewish
equivalent for the middle name. A rabbi once told me I could use Elisheva,
but that doesn't seem to sit right. Any thoughts?

=Izevel is a biblical name >from Phoenician roots.
The Phoenicians ruled the Mediterranean sea since 1500 BCE, and so, I
assume, the name was spread and entered Spain... Or vice versa, it may have
been brought by the Phoenician sailors >from the West of the Mediterranean
sea to Israel, around the 8th century BCE, where it appear in the Bible
(King Achav's mother).
Achav is a very interesting name for genealogy: "Father's brother" :-))

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel


Custom-made maps #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know if there is an easy way to produce a map with maybe half-a-
dozen small towns, specified by coordinates, together with roads and cities
in the area, but without the clutter of all the other small towns?
(Just zooming out will remove the small towns that I *do* want.)

My particular interest is East Galicia, but I suppose the question is relavant
other places as well.

Free is better than cheap.

Israel Pickholtz


Re: Zlata #general

Rony <golanron@...>
 

My grandmother, Zlata KRAMARUTSKY, was born in Kaunas, Lithuania and was
named Zlata in the original birth registry, both in Russian and in Hebrew.
When she gave birth in Sighet, Romania she was named once Eugenia and once
Zlata.
My cousin, Zahava SCHWARTZ ANDRIEVSKY is named after her
(Zlata=Golda=Zahava).

Rony Golan
Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Researching:
KRAMARUTSKY, Kaunas, Vandzigala, Lithuania;
SLOMOVITS - Sighet, Raozavlea, Stramtura, Romania; Akna Szlatina, Ukraine;
EISDORFER - Hungary;
FRIEDMAN, GOLDSTEIN, north eastern Hungary;
NEIMAN (NAJMAN) Bedevla (Beddo), Ukraine.

Helene Kenvin wrote:

I hope that "young rabbi" knows more about Tanach than he knows about names
that Jews used in Europe. My great-great-grandmother was named Zlata and my
grandmother was named Chaya Zlata in her memory. The name is >from the Slavic
word "zloty," a type of coin.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Custom-made maps #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know if there is an easy way to produce a map with maybe half-a-
dozen small towns, specified by coordinates, together with roads and cities
in the area, but without the clutter of all the other small towns?
(Just zooming out will remove the small towns that I *do* want.)

My particular interest is East Galicia, but I suppose the question is relavant
other places as well.

Free is better than cheap.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zlata #general

Rony <golanron@...>
 

My grandmother, Zlata KRAMARUTSKY, was born in Kaunas, Lithuania and was
named Zlata in the original birth registry, both in Russian and in Hebrew.
When she gave birth in Sighet, Romania she was named once Eugenia and once
Zlata.
My cousin, Zahava SCHWARTZ ANDRIEVSKY is named after her
(Zlata=Golda=Zahava).

Rony Golan
Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Researching:
KRAMARUTSKY, Kaunas, Vandzigala, Lithuania;
SLOMOVITS - Sighet, Raozavlea, Stramtura, Romania; Akna Szlatina, Ukraine;
EISDORFER - Hungary;
FRIEDMAN, GOLDSTEIN, north eastern Hungary;
NEIMAN (NAJMAN) Bedevla (Beddo), Ukraine.

Helene Kenvin wrote:

I hope that "young rabbi" knows more about Tanach than he knows about names
that Jews used in Europe. My great-great-grandmother was named Zlata and my
grandmother was named Chaya Zlata in her memory. The name is >from the Slavic
word "zloty," a type of coin.