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Yivo opens new portal about Polish Jewish history #general

ron arons
 

The NY Times reported the availability of a new portal (created by the
YIVO Institute) that concentrates on this history of Polish Jews.

Here's the portal:

www.polishjews.yivoarchives.org

Here's the NY Times article:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/new-web-portal-provides-access-to-historic-materials-on-jewish-life-in-poland/?_php=true&_type=blogs&action=click&module=Search®ion=searchResults&mabReward=relbias%3Ar&url=http%3A%2F%2Fquery.nytimes.com%2Fsearch%2Fsitesearch%2F%3Faction%3Dclick%26region%3DMasthead%26pgtype%3DHomepage%26module%3DSearchSubmit%26contentCollection%3DHomepage%26t%3Dqry970%23%2Fyivo&_r=0

[MODERATOR NOTE: Tinyurl for the NYT article is http://tinyurl.com/qconpkx ]

Oh, it was my aunt, who has nothing to do whatsoever, who alerted me to
this news. ;-)

Enjoy!

Ron Arons
Author of a new book: "Mind Maps for Genealogy"
Oakland, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yivo opens new portal about Polish Jewish history #general

ron arons
 

The NY Times reported the availability of a new portal (created by the
YIVO Institute) that concentrates on this history of Polish Jews.

Here's the portal:

www.polishjews.yivoarchives.org

Here's the NY Times article:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/new-web-portal-provides-access-to-historic-materials-on-jewish-life-in-poland/?_php=true&_type=blogs&action=click&module=Search®ion=searchResults&mabReward=relbias%3Ar&url=http%3A%2F%2Fquery.nytimes.com%2Fsearch%2Fsitesearch%2F%3Faction%3Dclick%26region%3DMasthead%26pgtype%3DHomepage%26module%3DSearchSubmit%26contentCollection%3DHomepage%26t%3Dqry970%23%2Fyivo&_r=0

[MODERATOR NOTE: Tinyurl for the NYT article is http://tinyurl.com/qconpkx ]

Oh, it was my aunt, who has nothing to do whatsoever, who alerted me to
this news. ;-)

Enjoy!

Ron Arons
Author of a new book: "Mind Maps for Genealogy"
Oakland, CA


Re: ViewMate translation request - Romanian #general

Becker, Risa (GfK MRI) <Risa.Becker@...>
 

I've posted a ViewMate translation request. It is writing on the back of a
family photograph that was taken in Romania around 1910. I believe the
writing is Romanian and may have something to do with identification?
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33791

Thank you kindly for any assistance!

Risa Becker

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond to Risa directly, or using the form on
ViewMate.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: ViewMate translation request - Romanian #general

Becker, Risa (GfK MRI) <Risa.Becker@...>
 

I've posted a ViewMate translation request. It is writing on the back of a
family photograph that was taken in Romania around 1910. I believe the
writing is Romanian and may have something to do with identification?
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33791

Thank you kindly for any assistance!

Risa Becker

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond to Risa directly, or using the form on
ViewMate.


Translating from Yiddish - "Significant" family letter from Louis ZAUSMER, London, to brother Julius, Johannesburg #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Fellow JG Enthusiasts,

I am thrilled to have received a family treasure - a letter written in 1930
by my great-uncle Louis to his brother, Julius ZAUSMER.

It's a reasonably lengthy letter, so should contain "gold" in terms of -
* family news
* possibly a few historical and geo-political references
* possibly family lore

It is in Yiddish and I'd love a full translation.
Apparently the writing is quite easy to read, but I'll let an expert be the
final judge of this.

The first 60+% of the letter can be seen on these five viewmate links

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33849
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33850
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33851
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33852

Please respond either via the form in viewmate or by emailing me.
Once these are translated I will post the final three links.

Utterly grateful,

Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya; ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk; KEMPNER in Berlin,
Lodz, Warszawa and London; and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Berlin,
Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translating from Yiddish - "Significant" family letter from Louis ZAUSMER, London, to brother Julius, Johannesburg #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Fellow JG Enthusiasts,

I am thrilled to have received a family treasure - a letter written in 1930
by my great-uncle Louis to his brother, Julius ZAUSMER.

It's a reasonably lengthy letter, so should contain "gold" in terms of -
* family news
* possibly a few historical and geo-political references
* possibly family lore

It is in Yiddish and I'd love a full translation.
Apparently the writing is quite easy to read, but I'll let an expert be the
final judge of this.

The first 60+% of the letter can be seen on these five viewmate links

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33849
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33850
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33851
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33852

Please respond either via the form in viewmate or by emailing me.
Once these are translated I will post the final three links.

Utterly grateful,

Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya; ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk; KEMPNER in Berlin,
Lodz, Warszawa and London; and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Berlin,
Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


research in Palestine and Israel (Was "ASHKENAZI in Safed/Tzefat") #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

There are more than 160 databases on the Israel Genealogy Research
Association website http://genealogy.org.il including a list of those
buried in Safed.

You just need to register (for free) on the website.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen research in Palestine and Israel (Was "ASHKENAZI in Safed/Tzefat") #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

There are more than 160 databases on the Israel Genealogy Research
Association website http://genealogy.org.il including a list of those
buried in Safed.

You just need to register (for free) on the website.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


Re: First names #general

tom
 

As a possible clue, the jewishgen given names database lists Ozyasz
as a form of Joshua (or Uziel), and connects it to Charles, Joshua or
Samuel (sic).

Cipre is Tziporah, which the jewishgen given names database connects
to Celia or Jennie. (but for some reason, it doesn't seem to mention
Feige, which is the obvious yiddish equivalent, but does list Paye
and Purye, which are less common versions.)

tom klein, Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: The Given Names database to which tom refers is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/

Jim Gutterman <james.gutterman@gmail.com> wrote:
... siblings Isadore became Jacob became Izzie, and Israel became
Chaim became Sam eventually). I did identify a female with the first
name of Cipre or Cipra, and a male Ozyasz Geller, but wasn't able to
match up when looking thru 1910 and 1920 censuses. Would appreciate
any suggestions as to what "Americanized" names Cipre and Ozyasz might
have become. Thank you in advance.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First names #general

tom
 

As a possible clue, the jewishgen given names database lists Ozyasz
as a form of Joshua (or Uziel), and connects it to Charles, Joshua or
Samuel (sic).

Cipre is Tziporah, which the jewishgen given names database connects
to Celia or Jennie. (but for some reason, it doesn't seem to mention
Feige, which is the obvious yiddish equivalent, but does list Paye
and Purye, which are less common versions.)

tom klein, Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: The Given Names database to which tom refers is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/

Jim Gutterman <james.gutterman@gmail.com> wrote:
... siblings Isadore became Jacob became Izzie, and Israel became
Chaim became Sam eventually). I did identify a female with the first
name of Cipre or Cipra, and a male Ozyasz Geller, but wasn't able to
match up when looking thru 1910 and 1920 censuses. Would appreciate
any suggestions as to what "Americanized" names Cipre and Ozyasz might
have become. Thank you in advance.


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Alon Brav
 

I have posted the back of a photograph for which I need a direct translation
of the hand written text. The photo was likely sent >from Tarnow in 1934.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33840

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Alon Brav


re First names #general

Joseph Laden
 

Re Cipre or Cipra-- these were for Zipporah.

Joseph Laden
Ventura, Ca.

LADIZHINSKI, Droz-Druz-Druzz; SORKIN, Teplitzsky; ROSENFELD, Pojarsky

Jim Gutterman <james.gutterman@gmail.com> wrote:
" ... Would appreciate any suggestions as to what "Americanized" names
Cipre and Ozyasz might have become. Thank you in advance."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Alon Brav
 

I have posted the back of a photograph for which I need a direct translation
of the hand written text. The photo was likely sent >from Tarnow in 1934.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33840

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Alon Brav


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re First names #general

Joseph Laden
 

Re Cipre or Cipra-- these were for Zipporah.

Joseph Laden
Ventura, Ca.

LADIZHINSKI, Droz-Druz-Druzz; SORKIN, Teplitzsky; ROSENFELD, Pojarsky

Jim Gutterman <james.gutterman@gmail.com> wrote:
" ... Would appreciate any suggestions as to what "Americanized" names
Cipre and Ozyasz might have become. Thank you in advance."


Re: The surname BISTRI #general

Mathilde
 

Many thanks to all those who answered my question about the meaning of
the surname BISTRI.

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The surname BISTRI #general

Mathilde
 

Many thanks to all those who answered my question about the meaning of
the surname BISTRI.

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger


Re: SHEMARYA/SHEMARIA #sephardic

Ram Noham <noham100@...>
 

Hi Albert

I also had a family - NEHAMA - that lived in Salonika. Can you tell me where
did you find the record of your ancestor's grave and are there more records
to look at?

Ram Noham
Israel

-----Original Message-----

It's been a long time since I last reached out for help with my family
tree.....My father was Jacob (Yacov) SHEMARYA son of Yehoshua (Joshua) ,
born in Rhodes. In the past week, I somehow found a record of the grave of
Rabbi Yacov Shemaria in Salonica, who passes away 15 Av 5389 (Aug 4, 1629).
My grandfather, Yehoshua, son of Yacov, passed away in 1919. I'm not
exactly sure what to make of this as there are two Yacov's in the Rhodes
cemetary that could be my great grandfather...one passed away in 5660, the
other in 5675. Incidentally, I have no way, for sure, of knowing who were
the male siblings of my grandfather, Yehoshua. I'd be interested hearing
from other members of the Shemaria/Shemarya families to exchange
information.

Albert Shemarya
Seattle, WA.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim RE: SHEMARYA/SHEMARIA #sephardic

Ram Noham <noham100@...>
 

Hi Albert

I also had a family - NEHAMA - that lived in Salonika. Can you tell me where
did you find the record of your ancestor's grave and are there more records
to look at?

Ram Noham
Israel

-----Original Message-----

It's been a long time since I last reached out for help with my family
tree.....My father was Jacob (Yacov) SHEMARYA son of Yehoshua (Joshua) ,
born in Rhodes. In the past week, I somehow found a record of the grave of
Rabbi Yacov Shemaria in Salonica, who passes away 15 Av 5389 (Aug 4, 1629).
My grandfather, Yehoshua, son of Yacov, passed away in 1919. I'm not
exactly sure what to make of this as there are two Yacov's in the Rhodes
cemetary that could be my great grandfather...one passed away in 5660, the
other in 5675. Incidentally, I have no way, for sure, of knowing who were
the male siblings of my grandfather, Yehoshua. I'd be interested hearing
from other members of the Shemaria/Shemarya families to exchange
information.

Albert Shemarya
Seattle, WA.


Re: Otto WARBURG, botanist #rabbinic

Stephen Fortlouis <sfortlouis@...>
 

Ron Chernow's magisterial biography, The Warburgs , is a great
starting point. As I recollect, it includes family trees. The Leo
Baeck Institute is another good source.

Best always,
Stephen Fortlouis

On May 21, 2014, at 7:49 PM, neilrosenstein@gmail.com <ravsig@lyris.jewish=
gen.org> wrote:
Looking for the family of Professor Otto WARBURG, German botanist and
industrial agriculture expert, born in Hamburg in 1859 and died in
Berlin on Janaury 10, 1938...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Otto WARBURG, botanist #rabbinic

Stephen Fortlouis <sfortlouis@...>
 

Ron Chernow's magisterial biography, The Warburgs , is a great
starting point. As I recollect, it includes family trees. The Leo
Baeck Institute is another good source.

Best always,
Stephen Fortlouis

On May 21, 2014, at 7:49 PM, neilrosenstein@gmail.com <ravsig@lyris.jewish=
gen.org> wrote:
Looking for the family of Professor Otto WARBURG, German botanist and
industrial agriculture expert, born in Hamburg in 1859 and died in
Berlin on Janaury 10, 1938...

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