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Re: Meaning of name Menachem Mendel #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

< I have come across a tombstone where the name of the deceased is
"Menachem Mendal". The entry in the local histories calls the person
"Mendal". Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.>
Alexander Beider's A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names
(Avotaynu 2001) reports that Menakhem was a king of Israel referenced
at 2 Kings 15:14. It means "comforter". It was often because of its
meaning given to males born in the month of Ab, a month in which
according to tradition all manner of bad things happened to the Jewish
people, including the destruction of the Temple.
Menakhem is often coupled in double names with the name Man and its
derivatives. In Yiddish, the addition of -l or -k to the end of a name
creates a fond diminuitive, so Mandel or Mendal is a derivative of
Man.
In eastern Europe, persons with double given names are sometimes
referred to in the records with both names, and sometimes only with
the first. Less frequently, they may be referred to by only the second
of the double names.
To my American ears, Menakhem sounds foreign, while Mendel sounds
plausibly American. It may be that this person used Mendel in order
to sound less foreign.
If the dates match, I think this is the same person, especially if
there are not others in the geographic vicinity with similar names.
Bert
--
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Meaning of name Menachem Mendel #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

< I have come across a tombstone where the name of the deceased is
"Menachem Mendal". The entry in the local histories calls the person
"Mendal". Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.>
Alexander Beider's A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names
(Avotaynu 2001) reports that Menakhem was a king of Israel referenced
at 2 Kings 15:14. It means "comforter". It was often because of its
meaning given to males born in the month of Ab, a month in which
according to tradition all manner of bad things happened to the Jewish
people, including the destruction of the Temple.
Menakhem is often coupled in double names with the name Man and its
derivatives. In Yiddish, the addition of -l or -k to the end of a name
creates a fond diminuitive, so Mandel or Mendal is a derivative of
Man.
In eastern Europe, persons with double given names are sometimes
referred to in the records with both names, and sometimes only with
the first. Less frequently, they may be referred to by only the second
of the double names.
To my American ears, Menakhem sounds foreign, while Mendel sounds
plausibly American. It may be that this person used Mendel in order
to sound less foreign.
If the dates match, I think this is the same person, especially if
there are not others in the geographic vicinity with similar names.
Bert
--
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego


Seeking Donations for Novohrad-Volyns'kyy Area Yizkor Book #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

A new translation fund has been setup through JewishGen to translate the
Yiddish portions of a Yizkor Book for the Novohrad-Volyns'kyy a.k.a. Zvhil
area ( 50 36 / 27 37 ) in Ukraine. The fundraising goal is $18,000. To
donate, please visit
https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
and scroll down to "Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine - Yizkor Book"
Enter any amount. Donations of every size are welcome.

**NOTE: The contents of this book include a broad geographic area that was
partially known as Volhynia Guberniya during the Russian Empire, and there
are few other Yizkor Memorial Books for the area.

In addition to the city of Novograd-Volynsk, nearby towns listed in the
Table of Contents < https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html > are
Slavuta, Baronovka, Rohachiv, Polona/Polonnoye, Pulin, Horodnytsya, and
Kamennyy Brod.

Other towns geographically nearby that might be included in the translated
text could be Barashi, Berezdiv, Dovbysh, Emilchino, Dubrivka, Kolodianka,
Korets, Koryst, Krasnostav, Lyubar, Miropol, Nova Chartoriya, Poninka,
Romanov, Serednya, Sokolov, Stepanovka, Ternivka, and Yarun.

Please circulate this fundraising effort to interested friends, relatives,
academics, congregations, or your local Jewish Genealogy Society.

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Project Leader
Personally researching SHINDELMAN, KARGER, LEDERMAN, GURALNICK, GENICK,
KAPER, TEPPER, and BERMAN in Lyubar, Polonnoye, Chudnov, Ostropol,
Berdichev, and Novograd-Volynsk area.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Donations for Novohrad-Volyns'kyy Area Yizkor Book #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

A new translation fund has been setup through JewishGen to translate the
Yiddish portions of a Yizkor Book for the Novohrad-Volyns'kyy a.k.a. Zvhil
area ( 50 36 / 27 37 ) in Ukraine. The fundraising goal is $18,000. To
donate, please visit
https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
and scroll down to "Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine - Yizkor Book"
Enter any amount. Donations of every size are welcome.

**NOTE: The contents of this book include a broad geographic area that was
partially known as Volhynia Guberniya during the Russian Empire, and there
are few other Yizkor Memorial Books for the area.

In addition to the city of Novograd-Volynsk, nearby towns listed in the
Table of Contents < https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html > are
Slavuta, Baronovka, Rohachiv, Polona/Polonnoye, Pulin, Horodnytsya, and
Kamennyy Brod.

Other towns geographically nearby that might be included in the translated
text could be Barashi, Berezdiv, Dovbysh, Emilchino, Dubrivka, Kolodianka,
Korets, Koryst, Krasnostav, Lyubar, Miropol, Nova Chartoriya, Poninka,
Romanov, Serednya, Sokolov, Stepanovka, Ternivka, and Yarun.

Please circulate this fundraising effort to interested friends, relatives,
academics, congregations, or your local Jewish Genealogy Society.

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Project Leader
Personally researching SHINDELMAN, KARGER, LEDERMAN, GURALNICK, GENICK,
KAPER, TEPPER, and BERMAN in Lyubar, Polonnoye, Chudnov, Ostropol,
Berdichev, and Novograd-Volynsk area.


Offering Photos / Research at Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth , New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Spring has arrived and time for the genealogists in the north to head
to the cemeteries again!

First up for me is going to be Mount Zion in Maspeth Queens, New York.

I am happy to look for graves and take photos provided you can ID the
appropriate person. Mount Zion has a database where you can start with
your research but be aware while the year is always correct, their
database defaults to the first day of the month when a date is not
specified or the first day of the year when a month is not specified.
So if they did not have complete data when they were entering the person
into the database you might see the date as the first or it as January 1
when your research says a different date >from the death certificate or
such. Also a lot of times the date differs >from the death certificate
because the database mostly has date of burial not date of death.

I am pretty good at finding my way around in Mount Zion but some spots
can allude even the best searcher. But still I try. Infants, babies
and children are the most difficult because a lot of times they did not
have as significant stones and they do not survive the years. Some
areas of Zion also unfortunately do not have maps.

Please be specific in your requests because I can not help you if you
write with a common name and say can you find for example Harry Cohen
.... you can guess how many there are in this cemetery. Mount Zion
Cemetery has more than 210,000 burials on its 78 acres.

I do appreciate but do not demand a few dollars in return to help off
set the cost of doing these search for everyone and to make it possible
for me to continue to offer this as a service to the community. As you
can understand the costs of these repeated searches add up on me.

I am also happy to offer advice online if you email me. As I said I
have been through Mount Zion enough to know what's possible and also
some tricks on how to locate people in the database.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering Photos / Research at Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth , New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Spring has arrived and time for the genealogists in the north to head
to the cemeteries again!

First up for me is going to be Mount Zion in Maspeth Queens, New York.

I am happy to look for graves and take photos provided you can ID the
appropriate person. Mount Zion has a database where you can start with
your research but be aware while the year is always correct, their
database defaults to the first day of the month when a date is not
specified or the first day of the year when a month is not specified.
So if they did not have complete data when they were entering the person
into the database you might see the date as the first or it as January 1
when your research says a different date >from the death certificate or
such. Also a lot of times the date differs >from the death certificate
because the database mostly has date of burial not date of death.

I am pretty good at finding my way around in Mount Zion but some spots
can allude even the best searcher. But still I try. Infants, babies
and children are the most difficult because a lot of times they did not
have as significant stones and they do not survive the years. Some
areas of Zion also unfortunately do not have maps.

Please be specific in your requests because I can not help you if you
write with a common name and say can you find for example Harry Cohen
.... you can guess how many there are in this cemetery. Mount Zion
Cemetery has more than 210,000 burials on its 78 acres.

I do appreciate but do not demand a few dollars in return to help off
set the cost of doing these search for everyone and to make it possible
for me to continue to offer this as a service to the community. As you
can understand the costs of these repeated searches add up on me.

I am also happy to offer advice online if you email me. As I said I
have been through Mount Zion enough to know what's possible and also
some tricks on how to locate people in the database.

Allan Jordan


Searching GOLDSTEIN, Poltova-->Brooklyn #general

Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...>
 

Dear Readers,
I'm looking to contact the descendents of Robert Goldstein, born in
Poltova, Ukraine about 1872. He probably lived in Brooklyn, New York
and was married at least twice, the second marriage was in June 1920.
His parents were Ida Minskoff and Samuel.
Also searching for Sipie(Siporah/Celia) Lemport Podofsky who married
Samuel Shafarenko in Nezhin, Ukraine around 1870. They never left
Russia. Children Anna, Muriel, Latzie, Sami and others
Thank you,
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Researching: Shafarenko, Lamport/Lempert, Riffkin/Rifkin, Podofsky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching GOLDSTEIN, Poltova-->Brooklyn #general

Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...>
 

Dear Readers,
I'm looking to contact the descendents of Robert Goldstein, born in
Poltova, Ukraine about 1872. He probably lived in Brooklyn, New York
and was married at least twice, the second marriage was in June 1920.
His parents were Ida Minskoff and Samuel.
Also searching for Sipie(Siporah/Celia) Lemport Podofsky who married
Samuel Shafarenko in Nezhin, Ukraine around 1870. They never left
Russia. Children Anna, Muriel, Latzie, Sami and others
Thank you,
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Researching: Shafarenko, Lamport/Lempert, Riffkin/Rifkin, Podofsky


"Stepana", Russia #general

Mirta Scheffer
 

I am trying to find any information related to "Stepana" Russia. It is
listed as a birth place on an Ellis Island Passenger List >from 1923 for
Leyzer Woideslaver.
Thank you in advance,

Mirta Scheffer
Elkins Park, Pa

Researching: Vaideslaver, Dremberg, Furcajg, Furmanski, Averbuj


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Stepana", Russia #general

Mirta Scheffer
 

I am trying to find any information related to "Stepana" Russia. It is
listed as a birth place on an Ellis Island Passenger List >from 1923 for
Leyzer Woideslaver.
Thank you in advance,

Mirta Scheffer
Elkins Park, Pa

Researching: Vaideslaver, Dremberg, Furcajg, Furmanski, Averbuj


How do I obtain 1921 birth certificate Dortmund #germany

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I am trying to find how to obtain the birth certificate for my Uncle,
Herman (Hermann) Klinger born November 11, 1921 in Dortmund, Germany.

Thank you. Debby Painter gincig@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany How do I obtain 1921 birth certificate Dortmund #germany

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I am trying to find how to obtain the birth certificate for my Uncle,
Herman (Hermann) Klinger born November 11, 1921 in Dortmund, Germany.

Thank you. Debby Painter gincig@yahoo.com


Re: Treuchtlingen cemetery, including Berolzheim, Dittenheim, Weimersheim (was SCHOENWALTER) #germany

Reuven Mohr
 

Dear Lin Herz and list,

I have deciphered the burial register of the Treuchtlingen Jewish
cemetery, where also the communities of Berolzheim, Dittenheim,
Ellingen and Weimersheim buried their dead. The register usually gives
grave no., row, date of death. More details, like relationship to
others (father, husband/wife etc.) are available here and there. The
register was compiled around the 1930ies, when many stones in the
older part were already illegible.

There are 26 SCHOENWALTERs buried there. I'm not related.

I can check also other names for those interested.

Reuven Mohr, Israel <reuven.mohr@gmail.com>

Lin Herz <lin32905@gmail.com> asked:
Can you help with the SCHOENWALTER family?


German SIG #Germany Re: Treuchtlingen cemetery, including Berolzheim, Dittenheim, Weimersheim (was SCHOENWALTER) #germany

Reuven Mohr
 

Dear Lin Herz and list,

I have deciphered the burial register of the Treuchtlingen Jewish
cemetery, where also the communities of Berolzheim, Dittenheim,
Ellingen and Weimersheim buried their dead. The register usually gives
grave no., row, date of death. More details, like relationship to
others (father, husband/wife etc.) are available here and there. The
register was compiled around the 1930ies, when many stones in the
older part were already illegible.

There are 26 SCHOENWALTERs buried there. I'm not related.

I can check also other names for those interested.

Reuven Mohr, Israel <reuven.mohr@gmail.com>

Lin Herz <lin32905@gmail.com> asked:
Can you help with the SCHOENWALTER family?


New JewishGen Class - Writing Short Reports May 10-May 31 #unitedkingdom

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will again offer a class in publishing your research. This
class concentrates on writing short reports.

Time to get your data out of the shoebox and arrange it in a summary
report? A quick, short report is great to send to relatives or other
researchers and to remind you just where your last project left off.

In this class we will practice writing 3 styles of reports:
* a list style,
* a lineage style report
* a longer Genealogical Summary Report.

The instructor will offer directions for using your genealogical
software "publishing features," organizing your files and folders,
citing your sources and making decisions about media snips and images.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to be ready to
write. Students should have access to a genealogical software program
and be comfortable with computers.

Students must have 8-10 hours per week to study the assignments, write
their reports and interact with the instructor. To meet the needs of
international students this course is open 24/7.

Tuition is $150 for this 3 week class and includes editing suggestions
upon request. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.

Address questions to:
Nancy Holden
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

If you have questions, I will be glad to review your project before you
enroll.

Nancy Holden


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom New JewishGen Class - Writing Short Reports May 10-May 31 #unitedkingdom

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will again offer a class in publishing your research. This
class concentrates on writing short reports.

Time to get your data out of the shoebox and arrange it in a summary
report? A quick, short report is great to send to relatives or other
researchers and to remind you just where your last project left off.

In this class we will practice writing 3 styles of reports:
* a list style,
* a lineage style report
* a longer Genealogical Summary Report.

The instructor will offer directions for using your genealogical
software "publishing features," organizing your files and folders,
citing your sources and making decisions about media snips and images.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to be ready to
write. Students should have access to a genealogical software program
and be comfortable with computers.

Students must have 8-10 hours per week to study the assignments, write
their reports and interact with the instructor. To meet the needs of
international students this course is open 24/7.

Tuition is $150 for this 3 week class and includes editing suggestions
upon request. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.

Address questions to:
Nancy Holden
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

If you have questions, I will be glad to review your project before you
enroll.

Nancy Holden


May 23rd Meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

The MNJGS is pleased to present Janet Horvath speaking on "Pursuing
Our History: Researching When Ancestors Are Gone."
The program will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Knollwood Place Auditoreum, 3630 Phillips Parkway, St. Louis Park, MN
55426

About The Event
A generation has been darkened by the Holocaust’s long shadow. Many of
us have embarked on a quest to learn about our history, often to uncover
and make meaning of a fraught upbringing and its effects. Learn how
Janet Horvath has unearthed the story of her family, exploring truths of
the past and discovering relatives who were once unknown.

Janet was the associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra for
three decades. She has appeared as soloist with orchestra, and in recital
and chamber music throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
She earned her master’s degree in music performance >from Indiana
University. Since leaving the orchestra in 2010, she has focused on
writing, completing her MFA in creative writing >from Hamline University.
She has completed a new manuscript, Piercing the Silence, a true story of
her parents' experiences, their return to life, of human resilience, and
music's life-bringing and healing power.

Admission to the program is free for members and $5 for non-members.
Membership is $25/year, single; $36/year family. Please register for the
talk through the MNJGS.org website at Events.
Questions can be submitted by email through MNJGS.org or by phone to
Walter Elias at (612)-743-3234.
Walter Elias, MNJGS President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen May 23rd Meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

The MNJGS is pleased to present Janet Horvath speaking on "Pursuing
Our History: Researching When Ancestors Are Gone."
The program will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Knollwood Place Auditoreum, 3630 Phillips Parkway, St. Louis Park, MN
55426

About The Event
A generation has been darkened by the Holocaust’s long shadow. Many of
us have embarked on a quest to learn about our history, often to uncover
and make meaning of a fraught upbringing and its effects. Learn how
Janet Horvath has unearthed the story of her family, exploring truths of
the past and discovering relatives who were once unknown.

Janet was the associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra for
three decades. She has appeared as soloist with orchestra, and in recital
and chamber music throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
She earned her master’s degree in music performance >from Indiana
University. Since leaving the orchestra in 2010, she has focused on
writing, completing her MFA in creative writing >from Hamline University.
She has completed a new manuscript, Piercing the Silence, a true story of
her parents' experiences, their return to life, of human resilience, and
music's life-bringing and healing power.

Admission to the program is free for members and $5 for non-members.
Membership is $25/year, single; $36/year family. Please register for the
talk through the MNJGS.org website at Events.
Questions can be submitted by email through MNJGS.org or by phone to
Walter Elias at (612)-743-3234.
Walter Elias, MNJGS President


(US-WA) Washington State Governor Jay Inslee Signs New Vital Records Bill Into Law #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On April 26 Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law ESSB 5332,
the vital records bill. It is Chapter 148, 2019 Laws. The bill as passed the
state legislature may be read at: https://tinyurl.com/y6t2c25p
Original url:
http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/5332-S.PL.pdf

With the exception of Sections 3 and 43 the bill becomes effective January
1, 2020- which includes the effective date for the vital records sections.
Sections 3 and 43 become effective July 28, 2019. Those two sections relate
to rule making authority before the vital records period becomes effective,
so that when the sections regarding vital records become effective the rules
are in place.

The bill includes a 25-year embargo on death records; 100-year embargo on
birth records; expansion of those relatives who may access the vital record
without waiting for the embargo periods, transferring the records to the
state archives within one year and more. The bill permits non-certified
informational copies, albeit without cause of death. The Department of
Health does not have authority over marriage records and therefore, this
legislation did not address embargoes for those records.

The expanded list of relatives who need not wait for the embargo periods
include: spouse or domestic partner, child, parent, stepparent,
stepchild, sibling, grandparent, great grandparent, grandchild, legal
guardian, legal representative, or authorized representative.

An authorized representative can be other relatives or genealogists.

To read more about the bill see the IAJGS Records Access Alert. To access
the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
:http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be
registered to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization with whom you are affiliated You will receive
an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-WA) Washington State Governor Jay Inslee Signs New Vital Records Bill Into Law #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On April 26 Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law ESSB 5332,
the vital records bill. It is Chapter 148, 2019 Laws. The bill as passed the
state legislature may be read at: https://tinyurl.com/y6t2c25p
Original url:
http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/5332-S.PL.pdf

With the exception of Sections 3 and 43 the bill becomes effective January
1, 2020- which includes the effective date for the vital records sections.
Sections 3 and 43 become effective July 28, 2019. Those two sections relate
to rule making authority before the vital records period becomes effective,
so that when the sections regarding vital records become effective the rules
are in place.

The bill includes a 25-year embargo on death records; 100-year embargo on
birth records; expansion of those relatives who may access the vital record
without waiting for the embargo periods, transferring the records to the
state archives within one year and more. The bill permits non-certified
informational copies, albeit without cause of death. The Department of
Health does not have authority over marriage records and therefore, this
legislation did not address embargoes for those records.

The expanded list of relatives who need not wait for the embargo periods
include: spouse or domestic partner, child, parent, stepparent,
stepchild, sibling, grandparent, great grandparent, grandchild, legal
guardian, legal representative, or authorized representative.

An authorized representative can be other relatives or genealogists.

To read more about the bill see the IAJGS Records Access Alert. To access
the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
:http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be
registered to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization with whom you are affiliated You will receive
an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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