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Re: Hebrew/Jewish Given Names #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

Benjamin was born in 1911. Genendel died in 1922. In addition, would a man,
Benjamin, be given a woman's name, Pessie, rather than a male equivalent or
kinnui?


Pessie may have been a nickname for a real name Pesach.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA
HIRSCHFELD, LINDBAUM, BUCHSBAUM- Skwarzawa, Gliniany, Sielec Bienkow,
Kamionka Strumilowa, Galicia
MINOWICKI, TOBIASZ-Brest-Litovsk, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew/Jewish Given Names #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

Benjamin was born in 1911. Genendel died in 1922. In addition, would a man,
Benjamin, be given a woman's name, Pessie, rather than a male equivalent or
kinnui?


Pessie may have been a nickname for a real name Pesach.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA
HIRSCHFELD, LINDBAUM, BUCHSBAUM- Skwarzawa, Gliniany, Sielec Bienkow,
Kamionka Strumilowa, Galicia
MINOWICKI, TOBIASZ-Brest-Litovsk, Belarus


"Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner" Library search #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

Does anyone know a library in the UK which has the following book:

Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner, Teil 1, Die Rabbiner der
Emanzipationszeit in der deutschen, böhmischen und grosspolnischen Ländern,
1781-1871, K. G. Saur, München, 2004

Thanks

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner" Library search #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

Does anyone know a library in the UK which has the following book:

Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner, Teil 1, Die Rabbiner der
Emanzipationszeit in der deutschen, böhmischen und grosspolnischen Ländern,
1781-1871, K. G. Saur, München, 2004

Thanks

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


Re: Klapman or Klopman, Latvia #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Besides utilizing various search engines such as Google to find information
on a shtetl, it is important to look at the JewishGen web site and
references it provides. For instance, for Silmala, formerly known as Malta,
Latvia, there is a reference on the JewishGen Yizkor Book site. Further,
the Latvia SIG site, http://www.jewishgen.org/Latvia/ , has a map which
shows Malta, Latvia, closeby to Rezekne, Latvia. You can also check the
JewishGen Latvia Database for Malta, although it does not have the family
names mentioned in the posting.

In addition, don't forget to look at "Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and
During the Holocaust" and other such references.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Klapman or Klopman, Latvia #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Besides utilizing various search engines such as Google to find information
on a shtetl, it is important to look at the JewishGen web site and
references it provides. For instance, for Silmala, formerly known as Malta,
Latvia, there is a reference on the JewishGen Yizkor Book site. Further,
the Latvia SIG site, http://www.jewishgen.org/Latvia/ , has a map which
shows Malta, Latvia, closeby to Rezekne, Latvia. You can also check the
JewishGen Latvia Database for Malta, although it does not have the family
names mentioned in the posting.

In addition, don't forget to look at "Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and
During the Holocaust" and other such references.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


url: Israeli archives #general

bik <kooshb9341@...>
 

I happened upon this site with info on Israeli archives. Though several years
old, it may help some.
http://www.research.co.il/israeli.html
--
Bernard Kouchel
kooshb9341@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen url: Israeli archives #general

bik <kooshb9341@...>
 

I happened upon this site with info on Israeli archives. Though several years
old, it may help some.
http://www.research.co.il/israeli.html
--
Bernard Kouchel
kooshb9341@bellsouth.net


Re: Christian #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Abuwasta Abuwasta" <abuwasta@yahoo.com> wrote in message
In my family we have Christian who was born to a Jewish father and a Catholic
Italian mother(they met while he was hiding in France during WW2).

"I have screened the 153,000 Jewish burials in Vienna and can confirm
that there are no *Christof* but there is a single *Christian*:"
By your own admission, the mother was an Italian Catholic although I accept
that the son might have been brought up as Jewish.

In my family tree I have also quite a few Christina's. These are also the
descendants of a Jewish father (my grandfather's halfbrother) and a
non-Jewish wife (Christina).

They had a daughter, Christina, who was married in church.

I clearly wouldn't draw any conclusions on that basis that Christina was a
Jewish name.

Indeed such information as far as I am concerned would obviously suggest
their degree of remove >from Judaism.

(There is also a Christelle - son Chris)

But I wouldn't be so bold as to suggest that there was never a Jew with such
a name.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: re:Christian #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Abuwasta Abuwasta" <abuwasta@yahoo.com> wrote in message
In my family we have Christian who was born to a Jewish father and a Catholic
Italian mother(they met while he was hiding in France during WW2).

"I have screened the 153,000 Jewish burials in Vienna and can confirm
that there are no *Christof* but there is a single *Christian*:"
By your own admission, the mother was an Italian Catholic although I accept
that the son might have been brought up as Jewish.

In my family tree I have also quite a few Christina's. These are also the
descendants of a Jewish father (my grandfather's halfbrother) and a
non-Jewish wife (Christina).

They had a daughter, Christina, who was married in church.

I clearly wouldn't draw any conclusions on that basis that Christina was a
Jewish name.

Indeed such information as far as I am concerned would obviously suggest
their degree of remove >from Judaism.

(There is also a Christelle - son Chris)

But I wouldn't be so bold as to suggest that there was never a Jew with such
a name.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


the name Tina #general

Martin Conitzer <Martin.Conitzer@...>
 

Dear genners, When Lesser Conitzer became citizen of Hamburg in abt.
1900 he declared the name of his mother Ernestine BENNHEIM as Tina
Bennheim. The Bennheim family owned a department store in Koenigsberg
[with Umlaut] in former East Prussia, now Russia.

Best regards
Martin Conitzer
Wachtberg, Germany
martin.conitzer@t-online.de


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen the name Tina #general

Martin Conitzer <Martin.Conitzer@...>
 

Dear genners, When Lesser Conitzer became citizen of Hamburg in abt.
1900 he declared the name of his mother Ernestine BENNHEIM as Tina
Bennheim. The Bennheim family owned a department store in Koenigsberg
[with Umlaut] in former East Prussia, now Russia.

Best regards
Martin Conitzer
Wachtberg, Germany
martin.conitzer@t-online.de


Re: the name Christof #general

David Edelman <pappapeach@...>
 

For what it is worth, my paternal Ggrandmother was a Mary
(Minnie/Merke). She was born in Latvia, about 1870. My sister Monica
is named for her.
As was explained to me when I asked about it, Joseph, Mary, Jesus and
friends were all Jewish, and these were all originally very Jewish
names.
David Edelman,
San Francisco.

On 7/15/06, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg@mcgill.ca> wrote:

At 15/07/2006 08:07 AM, Dick Plotz wrote:
... I do find it puzzling that the
parents would not have taken the plain meaning of the civil name into
account, but perhaps they wanted to provide their daughters with a way
to "pass" if necessary, and besides, traditionally the civil name is
subsidiary to the Jewish name as far as the Jewish community is
concerned. Note that such less obviously (but clearly, if you think
about it) Christian-associated names as Natalie and even Dolores are
not unknown among Jews.
Out of curiosity, I checked the JGS-Montreal's database of over
70,000 birth, marriage and death records >from 1842-1942. Other than
obvious conversions or similar reasons, there are no Christians or
Christines. There are several Dolores' and 30 Natalies, indicating to
me that people did not really consider these as Christian-derived
names (and that Dolores was not nearly as popular as Natalie!).

In stark contrast, Mary, which today is often thought of as a
non-Jewish name, shows up over 700 times - as many as Leah and almost
as many as Ruth.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: re: the name Christof #general

David Edelman <pappapeach@...>
 

For what it is worth, my paternal Ggrandmother was a Mary
(Minnie/Merke). She was born in Latvia, about 1870. My sister Monica
is named for her.
As was explained to me when I asked about it, Joseph, Mary, Jesus and
friends were all Jewish, and these were all originally very Jewish
names.
David Edelman,
San Francisco.

On 7/15/06, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg@mcgill.ca> wrote:

At 15/07/2006 08:07 AM, Dick Plotz wrote:
... I do find it puzzling that the
parents would not have taken the plain meaning of the civil name into
account, but perhaps they wanted to provide their daughters with a way
to "pass" if necessary, and besides, traditionally the civil name is
subsidiary to the Jewish name as far as the Jewish community is
concerned. Note that such less obviously (but clearly, if you think
about it) Christian-associated names as Natalie and even Dolores are
not unknown among Jews.
Out of curiosity, I checked the JGS-Montreal's database of over
70,000 birth, marriage and death records >from 1842-1942. Other than
obvious conversions or similar reasons, there are no Christians or
Christines. There are several Dolores' and 30 Natalies, indicating to
me that people did not really consider these as Christian-derived
names (and that Dolores was not nearly as popular as Natalie!).

In stark contrast, Mary, which today is often thought of as a
non-Jewish name, shows up over 700 times - as many as Leah and almost
as many as Ruth.


Minor Assistance Pinsk to Jerusalem? #general

Cindy Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Fellow Genners,

Many pieces of my family puzzle have come together in the past few weeks
thanks to finding and interviewing lost cousins.

It has been strongly suggested that our great grand parents emigrated to
Jerusalem before finally ending up in Maine. I need a bit of direction here
as to where to begin the research. I've had no trouble finding the ones
that came direct, but this is a whole to ball game for me.

Michael and Esther Violet Potter (Yechiel Mechel and Esther Vitel
Ploshchok) >from Pinsk. They first turn up in the USA in Bangor, Maine circa
1902. I was able to follow the trail down to Massachusetts where they both
passed away in the early 1920's.

Are there data bases which cover my sort of query?

Thanks in advance for any and all guidance;

Cindy Potter Taylor
Boynton Beach, FL

researching:

POTTER-Bangor/Lewiston/Portland, Maine POTTER-Chelsea, MA.
PLOSHCHOK-Pinsk/Minsk/Rovno GOLDMAN-Rovno/Rivne, UKRAINE
EPSTEIN-Bangor, Maine EPSTEIN-Krevo & Dokshytsy, Belarus
COHEN-Woyln, Ukraine COHEN-Mattapan/Dorchester, MASS COHEN-Ostrow
DVORIN-Pinsk/Minsk, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Minor Assistance Pinsk to Jerusalem? #general

Cindy Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Fellow Genners,

Many pieces of my family puzzle have come together in the past few weeks
thanks to finding and interviewing lost cousins.

It has been strongly suggested that our great grand parents emigrated to
Jerusalem before finally ending up in Maine. I need a bit of direction here
as to where to begin the research. I've had no trouble finding the ones
that came direct, but this is a whole to ball game for me.

Michael and Esther Violet Potter (Yechiel Mechel and Esther Vitel
Ploshchok) >from Pinsk. They first turn up in the USA in Bangor, Maine circa
1902. I was able to follow the trail down to Massachusetts where they both
passed away in the early 1920's.

Are there data bases which cover my sort of query?

Thanks in advance for any and all guidance;

Cindy Potter Taylor
Boynton Beach, FL

researching:

POTTER-Bangor/Lewiston/Portland, Maine POTTER-Chelsea, MA.
PLOSHCHOK-Pinsk/Minsk/Rovno GOLDMAN-Rovno/Rivne, UKRAINE
EPSTEIN-Bangor, Maine EPSTEIN-Krevo & Dokshytsy, Belarus
COHEN-Woyln, Ukraine COHEN-Mattapan/Dorchester, MASS COHEN-Ostrow
DVORIN-Pinsk/Minsk, Belarus


Genetics Lecture - Melbourne, Australia #general

Lionel Sharpe
 

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society, Vic. (Melbourne)
Assoc. Professor Martin DELATYCKI, Director of the Bruce Lefroy Centre
for Genetic Health Research based at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
(Melbourne) will speak on the topic:
Genetic Diseases among Jewish People - What ? Why? What can be done ?
Wednesday, 26th July 2006 at 7.30 pm, Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre ,
306 Hawthorn Rd, South Caulfield, Victoria, 3162.
Assoc. Prof. Delatycki's main clinical and research interests are
neurogenetics and community genetics.
He heads the Tay Sachs disease prevention project and has been involved
in research looking at factors that are important in offering screening.
Enquiries: ajgs@exist.com.au


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genetics Lecture - Melbourne, Australia #general

Lionel Sharpe
 

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society, Vic. (Melbourne)
Assoc. Professor Martin DELATYCKI, Director of the Bruce Lefroy Centre
for Genetic Health Research based at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
(Melbourne) will speak on the topic:
Genetic Diseases among Jewish People - What ? Why? What can be done ?
Wednesday, 26th July 2006 at 7.30 pm, Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre ,
306 Hawthorn Rd, South Caulfield, Victoria, 3162.
Assoc. Prof. Delatycki's main clinical and research interests are
neurogenetics and community genetics.
He heads the Tay Sachs disease prevention project and has been involved
in research looking at factors that are important in offering screening.
Enquiries: ajgs@exist.com.au


Family tree #lodz #poland

Sarah Strassman
 

Hello,
I am researching the family of my grandfather Icek(Ignace) NASANOWICZ, he
lived in Pabjanice but I understand that all those records are now in Lodz.
He was born 10/08/1904 and was deported to aushwitz. he married Rivka Leah
ROZENBLUM >from Czesctochowa in 1926 in Antwerp.
If you have any information about the family and the background i would be
grateful to hear >from you.
Sarah.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Family tree #lodz #poland

Sarah Strassman
 

Hello,
I am researching the family of my grandfather Icek(Ignace) NASANOWICZ, he
lived in Pabjanice but I understand that all those records are now in Lodz.
He was born 10/08/1904 and was deported to aushwitz. he married Rivka Leah
ROZENBLUM >from Czesctochowa in 1926 in Antwerp.
If you have any information about the family and the background i would be
grateful to hear >from you.
Sarah.