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Digital copies of Istanbul marriage records #sephardic

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I guided the project to transcribe over 75 thousand Istanbul marriage and
death records >from the late 1800s to the present:

http://www.benkazez.com/dan/istanbul/

We typed the index records for the marriages. I have digital copies of the
complete document for nearly all of the marriages. I would be happy to send
you a digital copy of a marriage record that is of special interest to you.

Daniel Kazez
Springfield, Ohio USA
KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, HABIB, FRESKO
http://www.benkazez.com/dan/elh-kaz-fre/


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Digital copies of Istanbul marriage records #sephardic

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I guided the project to transcribe over 75 thousand Istanbul marriage and
death records >from the late 1800s to the present:

http://www.benkazez.com/dan/istanbul/

We typed the index records for the marriages. I have digital copies of the
complete document for nearly all of the marriages. I would be happy to send
you a digital copy of a marriage record that is of special interest to you.

Daniel Kazez
Springfield, Ohio USA
KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, HABIB, FRESKO
http://www.benkazez.com/dan/elh-kaz-fre/


Re: Don Hirschhorn receives award from Yad Vashem #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I would personally like to second what Barry writes. Don does a vast
amount of vital volunteer work behind the scenes and he never gets
credit because it is always behind the scenes. He is always coming
up with inventive and useful ideas for furthering research or
expanding knowledge, but he doesn't let it rest there: he
aggressively pursues his ideas until they become a reality. We all
owe Don Hirschhorn countless awards for the work that he has done and
continues to do on our behalves.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel

On 31 Jul 2007, at 5:27 AM, Barry Shay wrote:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Latvia SIG is extremely proud that Don Hirschhorn, our Vice
President and long-time member, was presented with an award >from
Yad Vashem for his "activism, dedication and outstanding
volunteerism as coordinator for the Shoah Victims Names Recovery
Project," at the 27th Annual IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City,
Utah, July 18, 2007.


Surnames in 1903 Business Ads in Mitau (Jelgava), Latvia Guidebook #latvia

Lois Rosen
 

Dear All,
While at the IAGJS Conference in SLC I stumbled upon an old (1903)
guidebook to Jelgava, Latvia in the stacks at the Family History
Library. The book has one page on the synagogue among its many pages
of churches and castles, but the back of the book is full of business
ads >from both Riga and Mitau (Jelgava), Latvia. I did not try to
discern which businesses were Jewish owned/run for fear of leaving
one out, so decided to copy them all. The ads are beautiful, and
include those for jewelers, brewers, shoe stores, musical
instruments, book stores, pharmaceuticals, confectioners and a
translator, to name a few. I will list the surnames I've extracted
from the ads, and if one is of interest to you, please contact me
privately and I will e-mail the ad to you.
SURNAMES >from 1903 BUSINESSES JELGAVA (MITAU) and also some in RIGA,
LATVIA
ARTEMJEWS
BLUMCHEN
BRAUER
BUTTNER
CAHN
CASAREWITSCH
DANNENBERG
DUMPF
EINFELD
FELDMANN
FINKENSTEIN
GOTZE
GRASSMANN
HAASE
HEERDT
HERTEL
HUBNER
KLACZKO
KOMEN
KROITZSCH
LANKOWSKY & LICCOP
LINDHOLM
LUTHER
MAULWURFF
MILWIDZKI
MESLIN
NIKLAS
REDLICH
ROSENTHAL
SCHLOTZER
SCHWARZ
SEMMEL
SIESLACK
STELLMACHER
STRECKER
WASSERMANN
WEISSMANN
WEITERMANN
ZIMMERMANN

Lois Rosen
logilby@...
La Canada, CA
Researching ROZINKO, ABRAMOVICH, SCHUWAL, GREDITOR, DRUJAN,
BERKOVICH, and GOLDBERG of Daugavpils and Riga, Latvia


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Don Hirschhorn receives award from Yad Vashem #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I would personally like to second what Barry writes. Don does a vast
amount of vital volunteer work behind the scenes and he never gets
credit because it is always behind the scenes. He is always coming
up with inventive and useful ideas for furthering research or
expanding knowledge, but he doesn't let it rest there: he
aggressively pursues his ideas until they become a reality. We all
owe Don Hirschhorn countless awards for the work that he has done and
continues to do on our behalves.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel

On 31 Jul 2007, at 5:27 AM, Barry Shay wrote:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Latvia SIG is extremely proud that Don Hirschhorn, our Vice
President and long-time member, was presented with an award >from
Yad Vashem for his "activism, dedication and outstanding
volunteerism as coordinator for the Shoah Victims Names Recovery
Project," at the 27th Annual IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City,
Utah, July 18, 2007.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Surnames in 1903 Business Ads in Mitau (Jelgava), Latvia Guidebook #latvia

Lois Rosen
 

Dear All,
While at the IAGJS Conference in SLC I stumbled upon an old (1903)
guidebook to Jelgava, Latvia in the stacks at the Family History
Library. The book has one page on the synagogue among its many pages
of churches and castles, but the back of the book is full of business
ads >from both Riga and Mitau (Jelgava), Latvia. I did not try to
discern which businesses were Jewish owned/run for fear of leaving
one out, so decided to copy them all. The ads are beautiful, and
include those for jewelers, brewers, shoe stores, musical
instruments, book stores, pharmaceuticals, confectioners and a
translator, to name a few. I will list the surnames I've extracted
from the ads, and if one is of interest to you, please contact me
privately and I will e-mail the ad to you.
SURNAMES >from 1903 BUSINESSES JELGAVA (MITAU) and also some in RIGA,
LATVIA
ARTEMJEWS
BLUMCHEN
BRAUER
BUTTNER
CAHN
CASAREWITSCH
DANNENBERG
DUMPF
EINFELD
FELDMANN
FINKENSTEIN
GOTZE
GRASSMANN
HAASE
HEERDT
HERTEL
HUBNER
KLACZKO
KOMEN
KROITZSCH
LANKOWSKY & LICCOP
LINDHOLM
LUTHER
MAULWURFF
MILWIDZKI
MESLIN
NIKLAS
REDLICH
ROSENTHAL
SCHLOTZER
SCHWARZ
SEMMEL
SIESLACK
STELLMACHER
STRECKER
WASSERMANN
WEISSMANN
WEITERMANN
ZIMMERMANN

Lois Rosen
logilby@...
La Canada, CA
Researching ROZINKO, ABRAMOVICH, SCHUWAL, GREDITOR, DRUJAN,
BERKOVICH, and GOLDBERG of Daugavpils and Riga, Latvia


Beled, Hungary #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

Dear Jewish Gen,

At last, the DVD containing photocopies of the registry books of the Jewish
Community of Beled, Hungary, lists of births (1851-1896) and inscriptions on
tombstones is ready and is available. Beled is located near Sopron. The
Jewish cemetery in Beled served the residents of Beled and nearby villages
as well as some of the residents of Kapuvar who desired to be buried in
Beled.

Please contact me for more information.

Dr. Joseph M. Schwarcz,
Omer, Israel

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beled, Hungary #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

Dear Jewish Gen,

At last, the DVD containing photocopies of the registry books of the Jewish
Community of Beled, Hungary, lists of births (1851-1896) and inscriptions on
tombstones is ready and is available. Beled is located near Sopron. The
Jewish cemetery in Beled served the residents of Beled and nearby villages
as well as some of the residents of Kapuvar who desired to be buried in
Beled.

Please contact me for more information.

Dr. Joseph M. Schwarcz,
Omer, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: This is posted subject to the One Time Mention
policy of JewishGen. Please note also the Special Interest Group
(SIG) that focuses on Hungarian Jewish matters:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/
Members may be interested in this data.


Re: Dotted e's in Dutch (was IOELS) #general

Nicole Heymans <nheymans@...>
 

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 03:17:23 -0700 (PDT)
Celia Male wrote:

"Or could it be NO-*EL* - like the carol "The First No-*E*L", with emphasis
on the last vowel? There is some credence to this. If you look at yad
vashem you will see the Amsterdam family where there are two dots on the
letter *e* to accentuate it."

The dots are not to accentuate the e but to pronounce it separately.
In Dutch IOELS without dots would be pronounced to rhyme with fools
(with a hard s), just as CITROEN without dots would rhyme with moon.

What (in my view) gives credence to stress on -ELS is the
transformation to ELLIS.

Nicole Heymans, Brussels, Belgium


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Dotted e's in Dutch (was IOELS) #general

Nicole Heymans <nheymans@...>
 

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 03:17:23 -0700 (PDT)
Celia Male wrote:

"Or could it be NO-*EL* - like the carol "The First No-*E*L", with emphasis
on the last vowel? There is some credence to this. If you look at yad
vashem you will see the Amsterdam family where there are two dots on the
letter *e* to accentuate it."

The dots are not to accentuate the e but to pronounce it separately.
In Dutch IOELS without dots would be pronounced to rhyme with fools
(with a hard s), just as CITROEN without dots would rhyme with moon.

What (in my view) gives credence to stress on -ELS is the
transformation to ELLIS.

Nicole Heymans, Brussels, Belgium


Eidel #general

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

Thank you to everyone who has replied on this original
posting of mine.
My grandmother Ada was born Jassy/Iasi in 1899-1900
and was known here as that her father came from
Ukraine and i have found a family there exact father
and his fathers name,I know the fathers names from
paper and graves,But didnt know her grandmothers
name,This one is Eidel in this family and i can only
think Ada as first born was named after this Eidel and
i see a match.
Her family naming is very much Yiddish/Hebrew
pattern,Her father was Lejb and his father
Schmul,Siblings were Reuben,Moses,Avram,Chana,Yosef
Smul etc.
The name hardly mentioned and very prominent in Great
Synagogue marriage registers 1791-1850 in London as a
Hebrew name is female Edel which is in there often,I
have 3 in my tree alone with this Hebrew name from
1790-1820's.
I shall check her grave to see what i says there and
expect it will be Edel if im right.

Kindest regards
Malki Katz
London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Eidel #general

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

Thank you to everyone who has replied on this original
posting of mine.
My grandmother Ada was born Jassy/Iasi in 1899-1900
and was known here as that her father came from
Ukraine and i have found a family there exact father
and his fathers name,I know the fathers names from
paper and graves,But didnt know her grandmothers
name,This one is Eidel in this family and i can only
think Ada as first born was named after this Eidel and
i see a match.
Her family naming is very much Yiddish/Hebrew
pattern,Her father was Lejb and his father
Schmul,Siblings were Reuben,Moses,Avram,Chana,Yosef
Smul etc.
The name hardly mentioned and very prominent in Great
Synagogue marriage registers 1791-1850 in London as a
Hebrew name is female Edel which is in there often,I
have 3 in my tree alone with this Hebrew name from
1790-1820's.
I shall check her grave to see what i says there and
expect it will be Edel if im right.

Kindest regards
Malki Katz
London


name of Adel or Adina #general

abe simon
 

In the discussion of the name Adel the name Adina was referenced and someone
stated "It is not found in the Bible". Maybe it's Russian.
I've known a few Russian ladies with that name and it is a feminine
reference to the Russian number one (Adin) as in the first born.
Abe Simon
Las Vegas, NV
abe_simon@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen name of Adel or Adina #general

abe simon
 

In the discussion of the name Adel the name Adina was referenced and someone
stated "It is not found in the Bible". Maybe it's Russian.
I've known a few Russian ladies with that name and it is a feminine
reference to the Russian number one (Adin) as in the first born.
Abe Simon
Las Vegas, NV
abe_simon@...


Russian translatinon help sought #general

joinus@...
 

I would like to ask for help >from anyone that could transalate parts of 2
documents in russian that refer to my family. It would be greatly
appreciated.

Ben Knobel
Brooklyn N Y
joinus@...
researching:in Galicia HOROWITZ-Tolmitch-Potuk, SCHACHTER-Chortkow
SCHMIDT-Redshidtz-Rozwadow, FASTEN-FELSEN-SEAH-Rozwadow,Rzesow
KNOBLOCH-ZWIEBEL-ROSEN-Lancut, ALTER-WOLF-Wicnicz(Vishnitza),
In Grodno gubernia ORLANSKY-ECKSTIEN -Dubrowa-Suchowola

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian translatinon help sought #general

joinus@...
 

I would like to ask for help >from anyone that could transalate parts of 2
documents in russian that refer to my family. It would be greatly
appreciated.

Ben Knobel
Brooklyn N Y
joinus@...
researching:in Galicia HOROWITZ-Tolmitch-Potuk, SCHACHTER-Chortkow
SCHMIDT-Redshidtz-Rozwadow, FASTEN-FELSEN-SEAH-Rozwadow,Rzesow
KNOBLOCH-ZWIEBEL-ROSEN-Lancut, ALTER-WOLF-Wicnicz(Vishnitza),
In Grodno gubernia ORLANSKY-ECKSTIEN -Dubrowa-Suchowola

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Canadian Immigration records Thanks #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded regarding my inquiry of a US citizen
obtaining Canadian immigration records still held by Citizenship
and Immigration Canada.

My eyes must not be as good as I thought since I didn't see the "must
be dead for at least 20 years" requirement. I need to wait until
2012 for this information.

Thanks again to all for your kind offers to request this record for
me. Hopefully you'll all be around in 2012 when I need to take you
up on the offer!

Shelly Weiner
Henderson NV

BYCZOK/BYCHKOFF/BICHKOFF--Walkowisko, Poland to Detroit MI
FELDMAN (Hungary) to New Brunswick NJ
NOCHINOWSKI/NASH--Ostov, Russia to Detroit MI
RHYZI/ROSSEN--Vladimerets OR Stahovka,Ukraine to Detroit,MI
SMOLER/SMOLYAR/SMOLAR--Vladimerets Ukraine to Detroit MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Canadian Immigration records Thanks #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded regarding my inquiry of a US citizen
obtaining Canadian immigration records still held by Citizenship
and Immigration Canada.

My eyes must not be as good as I thought since I didn't see the "must
be dead for at least 20 years" requirement. I need to wait until
2012 for this information.

Thanks again to all for your kind offers to request this record for
me. Hopefully you'll all be around in 2012 when I need to take you
up on the offer!

Shelly Weiner
Henderson NV

BYCZOK/BYCHKOFF/BICHKOFF--Walkowisko, Poland to Detroit MI
FELDMAN (Hungary) to New Brunswick NJ
NOCHINOWSKI/NASH--Ostov, Russia to Detroit MI
RHYZI/ROSSEN--Vladimerets OR Stahovka,Ukraine to Detroit,MI
SMOLER/SMOLYAR/SMOLAR--Vladimerets Ukraine to Detroit MI


Re: Questioning the theory of surnames in the Pale #belarus

Gladys Friedman Paulin <paulin@...>
 

Bob et al,
Your theory is interesting and I, too, have researched many families
from
Poland, Lithuania and Belarus.

Before the ukase of 1804 which was enforced later by a second edict ca
1825,
our ancestors had already migrated, sometimes in several stages, from
central Europe to their further east residences in the above stated
areas.
When they took a toponymic name, it was frequently that of a town where
they
previously resided or where a parent or grandparent had dwelled. If many
people took the name of the town of current residence, everyone would
have
that name and the purpose of taking surnames for identification would
have
been defeated.

Many names denoting religious rank are not necessarily Cohen/Kagan or
Levy/Levik but if you peruse Beider's works you may notice that many
common
names such as Katz are acronyms which denote such rank. (A recent post
on
the Jewishgen list pointed out how Segal denoted a Levite.)

Many names are variants of occupations including 'son of the' such as
Rabinovich, son of Rabbi.

However, an overwhelming number are >from patronymics--and some
matronymics--
perhaps not their father's name but perhaps that of a grandfather or
great
grandfather, especially if their father was still living. And here you
may
have the use of a Hebrew or Yiddish name (including diminutives) or a
kinnui--in which case, your "theory" of nicknames follows the common
practice. And in this case you might want to consult Beider's work on
given
names and Boris Feldblyum' _Russian-Jewish Given Names_ (Avotaynu) to
see
the vast variety of given names that may have been the base of =
patronymics.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
Winter Springs, FL
Editor _OnBoard, the Newsletter of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists_ (BCG)
Member, Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
________________________________________________
CG, Certified Genealogist, is a service mark of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists and is used under license by Board-certified persons who
meet program standards and periodic rigorous evaluations.


Bob Kosovsky wrote, in part, on Monday, July 30, 2007 11:06 AM
I believe (in one of his books) Alexander Beider lists four criteria =
upon
which Jews adopted surnames: place of living or origin, profession,
priestly status...
If this theory were true, logic would indicate that a majority of =
people
from a particular town would have that town's name, and smaller amounts
would be called by their priestly status or profession.


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Questioning the theory of surnames in the Pale #belarus

Gladys Friedman Paulin <paulin@...>
 

Bob et al,
Your theory is interesting and I, too, have researched many families
from
Poland, Lithuania and Belarus.

Before the ukase of 1804 which was enforced later by a second edict ca
1825,
our ancestors had already migrated, sometimes in several stages, from
central Europe to their further east residences in the above stated
areas.
When they took a toponymic name, it was frequently that of a town where
they
previously resided or where a parent or grandparent had dwelled. If many
people took the name of the town of current residence, everyone would
have
that name and the purpose of taking surnames for identification would
have
been defeated.

Many names denoting religious rank are not necessarily Cohen/Kagan or
Levy/Levik but if you peruse Beider's works you may notice that many
common
names such as Katz are acronyms which denote such rank. (A recent post
on
the Jewishgen list pointed out how Segal denoted a Levite.)

Many names are variants of occupations including 'son of the' such as
Rabinovich, son of Rabbi.

However, an overwhelming number are >from patronymics--and some
matronymics--
perhaps not their father's name but perhaps that of a grandfather or
great
grandfather, especially if their father was still living. And here you
may
have the use of a Hebrew or Yiddish name (including diminutives) or a
kinnui--in which case, your "theory" of nicknames follows the common
practice. And in this case you might want to consult Beider's work on
given
names and Boris Feldblyum' _Russian-Jewish Given Names_ (Avotaynu) to
see
the vast variety of given names that may have been the base of =
patronymics.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
Winter Springs, FL
Editor _OnBoard, the Newsletter of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists_ (BCG)
Member, Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
________________________________________________
CG, Certified Genealogist, is a service mark of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists and is used under license by Board-certified persons who
meet program standards and periodic rigorous evaluations.


Bob Kosovsky wrote, in part, on Monday, July 30, 2007 11:06 AM
I believe (in one of his books) Alexander Beider lists four criteria =
upon
which Jews adopted surnames: place of living or origin, profession,
priestly status...
If this theory were true, logic would indicate that a majority of =
people
from a particular town would have that town's name, and smaller amounts
would be called by their priestly status or profession.