Date   

Re: Does the surname ISAAC always have Jewish roots? #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Ruth Marler wrote: So ... >from a position of thinking that ISAAC is just a
biblical surname rather than a Jewish surname, I am now wondering if there
is a chance I may have some Jewish heritage?

Ruth's question is interesting. Those with known Jewish origins tend to look
at their names >from the opposite direction, starting off knowing they are
Jewish and then wondering how on earth our families picked up less obvious
surnames. In the 'known Jews with less obvious surnames' context, Alex
Beider's names books are second to none but in Ruth's search into the origin
of a Jewish sounding family name >from the west of England that research is a
little less straightforward.

Naming patterns throughout Europe tend to occur with frequency, and where
one finds that a large number of families have the same family name that can
be as much a cultural issue as it may be a familial or ethnic one. Looking
at the name in that way, the Isaacs of the West Country might be Jewish but
it rather more likely that they take their last name >from their West Country
locale. The Brythonic (in this context Cornish) word for corn place/field is
'Izzick' or 'Usek', which evolved into Isaac. So, for instance, this naming
evolution applies to the ancient Cornish village 'Port Isaac' - which was
originally 'Porthusek' or a port for corn. So my guess is that Ruth Marler's
ancestors were of Celtic origin...but as for the name Marler - that's
another story :-).

Martin Davis - London (UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Does the surname ISAAC always have Jewish roots? #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Ruth Marler wrote: So ... >from a position of thinking that ISAAC is just a
biblical surname rather than a Jewish surname, I am now wondering if there
is a chance I may have some Jewish heritage?

Ruth's question is interesting. Those with known Jewish origins tend to look
at their names >from the opposite direction, starting off knowing they are
Jewish and then wondering how on earth our families picked up less obvious
surnames. In the 'known Jews with less obvious surnames' context, Alex
Beider's names books are second to none but in Ruth's search into the origin
of a Jewish sounding family name >from the west of England that research is a
little less straightforward.

Naming patterns throughout Europe tend to occur with frequency, and where
one finds that a large number of families have the same family name that can
be as much a cultural issue as it may be a familial or ethnic one. Looking
at the name in that way, the Isaacs of the West Country might be Jewish but
it rather more likely that they take their last name >from their West Country
locale. The Brythonic (in this context Cornish) word for corn place/field is
'Izzick' or 'Usek', which evolved into Isaac. So, for instance, this naming
evolution applies to the ancient Cornish village 'Port Isaac' - which was
originally 'Porthusek' or a port for corn. So my guess is that Ruth Marler's
ancestors were of Celtic origin...but as for the name Marler - that's
another story :-).

Martin Davis - London (UK)


Re: Does the surname ISAAC always have Jewish roots? #general

Snillop47@...
 

In a message dated 07/12/2011 02:20:26 GMT Standard Time,
GerSIG.Research@verizon.net writes:
So ... >from a position of thinking that ISAAC is just a biblical
surname rather than a Jewish surname, I am now wondering if there
is a chance I may have some Jewish heritage?

The name ISAAC does seem to be concentrated along the south coast
Hampshire, Dorset and a lot in Devon.
---

ISAAC is a very common name in England and Wales, used to a large extent
by Christian non-confomist denominations - along with MOSES, ABRAHAM, etc.
At the 1911 Census of England and Wales, there were over 5,000 people
names ISAAC.

Harold Pollins
Oxford


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Does the surname ISAAC always have Jewish roots? #general

Snillop47@...
 

In a message dated 07/12/2011 02:20:26 GMT Standard Time,
GerSIG.Research@verizon.net writes:
So ... >from a position of thinking that ISAAC is just a biblical
surname rather than a Jewish surname, I am now wondering if there
is a chance I may have some Jewish heritage?

The name ISAAC does seem to be concentrated along the south coast
Hampshire, Dorset and a lot in Devon.
---

ISAAC is a very common name in England and Wales, used to a large extent
by Christian non-confomist denominations - along with MOSES, ABRAHAM, etc.
At the 1911 Census of England and Wales, there were over 5,000 people
names ISAAC.

Harold Pollins
Oxford


Re: Seeking marriage records for Rakov, Belarus #belarus

davefox73@...
 

Don Simon wrote
Does anyone know if there are marriage records for Rakov, Belarus for the
1880's.?
While I am not aware of marriage records for Rakov, I am aware of the
existence of Rakov birth records for January to March 1890. These records
are included in the Minsk District (Uyzd) that are currently being
translated. However, they can only be translated if enough people make
donations.

In order to continue this translation project, WE NEED LARGE DONATIONS OF
FUNDS to the Minsk Gubernia: Revision Lists and Metrical Records Project
which is the 10th project listed on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1

To make a contribution, please go to the URL above and make a generous
contribution. Those who make a contribution of at least $100 will receive an
Excel file with translated records. Generally, there is a time time lag of
12 months >from the time records are translated and the time they appear in
the JewishGen Belarus Database. So if you want more timely access to these
records, please make a donation to the project above. Donations to the
Belarus SIG general fund or other JewishGen project are very important, but
do not qualify for getting the advanced Excel files for the Minsk District
records.

Dave

David Fox
Belarus SIG Founder & Past Coordinator
davefox73@earthlink.net
Arnold, Maryland, USA
http://www.davefox73.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Seeking marriage records for Rakov, Belarus #belarus

davefox73@...
 

Don Simon wrote
Does anyone know if there are marriage records for Rakov, Belarus for the
1880's.?
While I am not aware of marriage records for Rakov, I am aware of the
existence of Rakov birth records for January to March 1890. These records
are included in the Minsk District (Uyzd) that are currently being
translated. However, they can only be translated if enough people make
donations.

In order to continue this translation project, WE NEED LARGE DONATIONS OF
FUNDS to the Minsk Gubernia: Revision Lists and Metrical Records Project
which is the 10th project listed on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1

To make a contribution, please go to the URL above and make a generous
contribution. Those who make a contribution of at least $100 will receive an
Excel file with translated records. Generally, there is a time time lag of
12 months >from the time records are translated and the time they appear in
the JewishGen Belarus Database. So if you want more timely access to these
records, please make a donation to the project above. Donations to the
Belarus SIG general fund or other JewishGen project are very important, but
do not qualify for getting the advanced Excel files for the Minsk District
records.

Dave

David Fox
Belarus SIG Founder & Past Coordinator
davefox73@earthlink.net
Arnold, Maryland, USA
http://www.davefox73.com


"Gomel (Belarus) Catalog Jewish Cemeteries" #belarus

Marilyn Robinson
 

On this Russian language site there are 15,000+ burials listed and some
photos. Names, birth & death years are included. Burials are listed by
sections (left side of page---Bobruisk, Branch, Osovets, Prudkovskii,
Cherchersk, South 1, South 2, "Show all burials"). If you click on
"show all burials" there are alphabetical choices at the top of the page
(beneath the photo) and page #s are below that. I used Firefox and
Google translator to read the English--(for some reason Chrome didn't
access the site) The home page can be found
at:http://www.mitzvatemet.com/.

These are a few examples: "Abelev Honon Abramovich 1883-1951, Abelian
Bela Abramovna 1902-1976 ,Abelian Ida Leybovna 1901-1975 ,Yakovlev, PA
1920-1987 ,Yalovik VE 1963-1993 ,Yalovitser Bentsian Fayvelevich
1905-1987, Tabakin Jacob Matveevich 1907-1985, Rabenchik Abram
Movshevich 1877-1959, Rabenshteyn Rohul Melahovna 1892-1958,Raber,
Joseph L. 1896-1975, Saveliev Thekla Trofimovna 1903-1981, Abram I.
Sadowski 1936-1958"

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Belarus SIG #Belarus "Gomel (Belarus) Catalog Jewish Cemeteries" #belarus

Marilyn Robinson
 

On this Russian language site there are 15,000+ burials listed and some
photos. Names, birth & death years are included. Burials are listed by
sections (left side of page---Bobruisk, Branch, Osovets, Prudkovskii,
Cherchersk, South 1, South 2, "Show all burials"). If you click on
"show all burials" there are alphabetical choices at the top of the page
(beneath the photo) and page #s are below that. I used Firefox and
Google translator to read the English--(for some reason Chrome didn't
access the site) The home page can be found
at:http://www.mitzvatemet.com/.

These are a few examples: "Abelev Honon Abramovich 1883-1951, Abelian
Bela Abramovna 1902-1976 ,Abelian Ida Leybovna 1901-1975 ,Yakovlev, PA
1920-1987 ,Yalovik VE 1963-1993 ,Yalovitser Bentsian Fayvelevich
1905-1987, Tabakin Jacob Matveevich 1907-1985, Rabenchik Abram
Movshevich 1877-1959, Rabenshteyn Rohul Melahovna 1892-1958,Raber,
Joseph L. 1896-1975, Saveliev Thekla Trofimovna 1903-1981, Abram I.
Sadowski 1936-1958"

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Dr. Combes Sanitarium #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

I have a possible lead on a woman listed in the 1930 NY census in Queens as
an inmate at the Dr. Combes Sanitarium for mental and nervous diseases. Has
anyone heard of this sanitarium and where the records might be? I know it
was private and housed about 50 people. It was in existence >from the 1890s
until at least 1935. In 1930, it was on Northern Blvd., Queens. I believe
it was owned at that time by a Dr. Abbott Carson Combes, Jr.

Thank you.

Jackye Sullins
Carlsbad, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dr. Combes Sanitarium #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

I have a possible lead on a woman listed in the 1930 NY census in Queens as
an inmate at the Dr. Combes Sanitarium for mental and nervous diseases. Has
anyone heard of this sanitarium and where the records might be? I know it
was private and housed about 50 people. It was in existence >from the 1890s
until at least 1935. In 1930, it was on Northern Blvd., Queens. I believe
it was owned at that time by a Dr. Abbott Carson Combes, Jr.

Thank you.

Jackye Sullins
Carlsbad, CA


ViewMate Deciphering Request (English) #general

Arnon Hershkovitz
 

Hello, Dear Colleagues!

I've posted an Ellis Island Manifest in which I'm trying to decipher
a relative's name, address (the aunt of the immigrant, marked with
a red arrow).

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20993

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Yours,
Arnon Hershkovitz
Shrewsbury, MA
arnon.hershkovitz@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Deciphering Request (English) #general

Arnon Hershkovitz
 

Hello, Dear Colleagues!

I've posted an Ellis Island Manifest in which I'm trying to decipher
a relative's name, address (the aunt of the immigrant, marked with
a red arrow).

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20993

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Yours,
Arnon Hershkovitz
Shrewsbury, MA
arnon.hershkovitz@gmail.com


ViewMate document translation help -- Polish, German #general

Brian Lehman <blrrcn@...>
 

Hello,
I call you attention to 3 documents I added to ViewMate.

The first is the Birth record for Jenta Fischthal >from Czortkow in Polish.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20975

The second is the death record of Debora Schneider also >from Czortkow in
Polish.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20976

The third is the birth record of Wygdor Schuster >from Mielnica in German.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20977

I am hoping for a translation of the relevant data or any help you can
offer.
Thank you for your assistance,
Take care,
Brian Lehman

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate document translation help -- Polish, German #general

Brian Lehman <blrrcn@...>
 

Hello,
I call you attention to 3 documents I added to ViewMate.

The first is the Birth record for Jenta Fischthal >from Czortkow in Polish.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20975

The second is the death record of Debora Schneider also >from Czortkow in
Polish.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20976

The third is the birth record of Wygdor Schuster >from Mielnica in German.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20977

I am hoping for a translation of the relevant data or any help you can
offer.
Thank you for your assistance,
Take care,
Brian Lehman

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


ViewMate Translation Requests - Russian #general

Josh Brown <jsb422@...>
 

I would appreciate any help with the following Russian translations:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20965
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20966
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20967

Many thanks,
Josh Brown
New York, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Requests - Russian #general

Josh Brown <jsb422@...>
 

I would appreciate any help with the following Russian translations:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20965
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20966
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20967

Many thanks,
Josh Brown
New York, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


ViewMate--Hebrew to English translation requested #general

Sharon Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Hello,

I have posted the Hebrew inscription on a tombstone on ViewMate as # 20942.
The address is http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20942.
Unfortunately, I cannot provide a better image without the smudge in the
picture.

The tombstone is for Isaac HENRICKS, also spelled HENDRICKS. I think the
third line probably says his English name in Hebrew characters, rather than
using the usual Jewish format. Does it make sense that Isaac would have been
used in Hebrew, rather than Yitzhak?

I also know the first line is "Here lies" and the fourth line is "May his
soul be bound up in the bundle of life," but the second line is a complete
mystery to me.

Please respond on the ViewMate page. Thank you for any help.

Sharon Korn,
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate--Hebrew to English translation requested #general

Sharon Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Hello,

I have posted the Hebrew inscription on a tombstone on ViewMate as # 20942.
The address is http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20942.
Unfortunately, I cannot provide a better image without the smudge in the
picture.

The tombstone is for Isaac HENRICKS, also spelled HENDRICKS. I think the
third line probably says his English name in Hebrew characters, rather than
using the usual Jewish format. Does it make sense that Isaac would have been
used in Hebrew, rather than Yitzhak?

I also know the first line is "Here lies" and the fourth line is "May his
soul be bound up in the bundle of life," but the second line is a complete
mystery to me.

Please respond on the ViewMate page. Thank you for any help.

Sharon Korn,
San Diego, CA


Seeking CZ Researcher #general

Barry Silver
 

I am looking for a professional researcher who lives near or who can go
to the northeast part of the Czech Republic. If anyone can recommend a
person, please contact me at my e-mail address, below.
Barry Silver in Los Angeles
<hiiho@sbcglobal.net>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking CZ Researcher #general

Barry Silver
 

I am looking for a professional researcher who lives near or who can go
to the northeast part of the Czech Republic. If anyone can recommend a
person, please contact me at my e-mail address, below.
Barry Silver in Los Angeles
<hiiho@sbcglobal.net>

176701 - 176720 of 665252