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ViewMate, need help with 1798 Danish tombstone in Fredericia. #general

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

I have placed picture of a tombstone on ViewMate and would like your
help to read it.

We suspect/hope it is for a Hirsh Arons >from Halberstadt who died in
Fredericia on 15 April 1798.

We can read the name Zvi Hirsz on line 6. The last half of line 7
reads as Halberstat and is maybe preceded with name Aharon. We can
not find any date for his death, the Hebrew date is 29 Nissan 5558
but no Nissan found.

The file is VM8258 in the To View section and the direct link is

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8258

Please send responses directly to my address, *not* to the news group.

TIA,

Kirsten Gradel,
Nyborg,
Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate, need help with 1798 Danish tombstone in Fredericia. #general

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

I have placed picture of a tombstone on ViewMate and would like your
help to read it.

We suspect/hope it is for a Hirsh Arons >from Halberstadt who died in
Fredericia on 15 April 1798.

We can read the name Zvi Hirsz on line 6. The last half of line 7
reads as Halberstat and is maybe preceded with name Aharon. We can
not find any date for his death, the Hebrew date is 29 Nissan 5558
but no Nissan found.

The file is VM8258 in the To View section and the direct link is

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8258

Please send responses directly to my address, *not* to the news group.

TIA,

Kirsten Gradel,
Nyborg,
Denmark


Re: First Name God' #general

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

Alan Shuchat wrote:

sorlen@email.arizona.edu (Steve Orlen) wrote:

Dear Cousins,

The 1906 KIev Gubernya Duma Voters List offers this peculiar name:
VOLYNSKIJ, God'. Can anyone shed some light on the given name? Also,
under the heading Qualifications, many people have this: Po
imushch.tsenzu. What does this mean?

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ
I think it's short for Godel', possibly Gedaliah in Hebrew. The
Russian
phrase means the person was qualified to be on the list because of
property ownership.

With respect, Alan, it is the other way round.

God is a Hebrew name (as explained by others on this list)
occasionally used in Eastern Europe.
Godel or Godl is the Yiddish diminutive of God.

There is no connection with Gedalya.

Perets Mett
London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First Name God' #general

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

Alan Shuchat wrote:

sorlen@email.arizona.edu (Steve Orlen) wrote:

Dear Cousins,

The 1906 KIev Gubernya Duma Voters List offers this peculiar name:
VOLYNSKIJ, God'. Can anyone shed some light on the given name? Also,
under the heading Qualifications, many people have this: Po
imushch.tsenzu. What does this mean?

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ
I think it's short for Godel', possibly Gedaliah in Hebrew. The
Russian
phrase means the person was qualified to be on the list because of
property ownership.

With respect, Alan, it is the other way round.

God is a Hebrew name (as explained by others on this list)
occasionally used in Eastern Europe.
Godel or Godl is the Yiddish diminutive of God.

There is no connection with Gedalya.

Perets Mett
London


KATZAV is really GHASSEB #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

Recently I posted about the surname of the Israeli president; Moshe KATZAV.
Schelly Talalay Dardashti, who is familiar with Persian Jewish research
tells me that KATZAV was originally GHASSEB, which is Farsi for butcher and
the family surname when they lived in Yazd, Iran. KATZAV is the Hebraicized
version of the surname, adopted after Aliya to Israel.

Schelly is traveling and is having a technical problem with posting this
herself and has given me permission to post this information.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KATZAV is really GHASSEB #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

Recently I posted about the surname of the Israeli president; Moshe KATZAV.
Schelly Talalay Dardashti, who is familiar with Persian Jewish research
tells me that KATZAV was originally GHASSEB, which is Farsi for butcher and
the family surname when they lived in Yazd, Iran. KATZAV is the Hebraicized
version of the surname, adopted after Aliya to Israel.

Schelly is traveling and is having a technical problem with posting this
herself and has given me permission to post this information.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel


need a simple advice to research in New York #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

Dear Genners,

I'll be at the conference in New York and I would like to spend few
days reseaching on a branch of my family which came in the States >from
Russia. I found their arrival in EIDB in 1905: they reached somebody who
lived in Manhattan. Thanks to A. Jordan, a member of this list, now I
know that they moved >from Manhattan to Bronx. I have the exact date of
death of a person. Where can I find a death certificates of Bronx for the
year 1912? I have the SSN of his son born in 1903 and deceased in 1986
who lived in Camden, NJ. How can I find his descendants?
Thank you for help

Nardo Bonomi
Greve - Firenze - Italy

Researching on:
BRAVERMAN >from Podolya
GROBMAN Ukraine
LUFT >from Galizia
GRUNBLATT >from Galizia
OCCHIPINTI Sicily


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen need a simple advice to research in New York #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

Dear Genners,

I'll be at the conference in New York and I would like to spend few
days reseaching on a branch of my family which came in the States >from
Russia. I found their arrival in EIDB in 1905: they reached somebody who
lived in Manhattan. Thanks to A. Jordan, a member of this list, now I
know that they moved >from Manhattan to Bronx. I have the exact date of
death of a person. Where can I find a death certificates of Bronx for the
year 1912? I have the SSN of his son born in 1903 and deceased in 1986
who lived in Camden, NJ. How can I find his descendants?
Thank you for help

Nardo Bonomi
Greve - Firenze - Italy

Researching on:
BRAVERMAN >from Podolya
GROBMAN Ukraine
LUFT >from Galizia
GRUNBLATT >from Galizia
OCCHIPINTI Sicily


ViewMate-Russian to English Translations of JRI Poland #general

Eva Blanket
 

Hello all,

I would dearly like some help in translating some family 'Birth' & 'Death'
details I've found through research in the JRI-Poland database.

I think they are written in Russian (but possibly Polish ?). I require them
to be fully translated into English, if possible.

I appreciate any assistance and thank you most kindly in advance.
Could you reply privately.
Follows Are The Direct Paths To View....

ViewMate File 8250:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8250

ViewMate File 8246:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8246

ViewMate File 8252:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8252

ViewMate File 8253:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8253

ViewMate File 8254:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8254

Regards,
Eva BLANKET
eva.b@bigpond.net.au

Researching: Blanket/Blankiet in -Lodz, Ujazd, Lask (Poland)
-England
-France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate-Russian to English Translations of JRI Poland #general

Eva Blanket
 

Hello all,

I would dearly like some help in translating some family 'Birth' & 'Death'
details I've found through research in the JRI-Poland database.

I think they are written in Russian (but possibly Polish ?). I require them
to be fully translated into English, if possible.

I appreciate any assistance and thank you most kindly in advance.
Could you reply privately.
Follows Are The Direct Paths To View....

ViewMate File 8250:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8250

ViewMate File 8246:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8246

ViewMate File 8252:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8252

ViewMate File 8253:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8253

ViewMate File 8254:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8254

Regards,
Eva BLANKET
eva.b@bigpond.net.au

Researching: Blanket/Blankiet in -Lodz, Ujazd, Lask (Poland)
-England
-France


Simmons and Isaacs family #southafrica

Jane Moulding
 

Dear South African Genners

I thought it best to send two separate requests for help to avoid confusion.

I have tried to locate members of my Simmons family through JGFF but
although I have had responses >from some lovely people none of them are my
Simmons. I have located an elderly gentleman in Jo'burg who is my second
cousin but unless I phone him I don't get any response to my queries. Quite
understandable as I appreciate that not everyone shares my interest in
genealogy.

I am looking for any children or grandchildren of Leo Simmons and his wife
Ettie (maiden name unknown). Leo died in Port Elizabeth on 29 July 1991 and
Ettie on 28 November 1989. Leo had a brother called Morris Sydney and a
sister called Clara as well as Mark Michael mentioned below.

I am also looking for offspring of Mark Michael Simmons and his wife Esther
(surname unknown). Mark Michael died on 12 December 1975 also in Port
Elizabeth. I wonder whether Esther is Ettie (the wife of Leo above) who
married him after his brother, Mark Michael, died.

The other Simmons family members I am looking for may well have left South
Africa some time ago. They are David Henry Simmons, Gus Ellis Simmons and
Dorothy Isaacs (nee Simmons) who had a daughter called Margaret.

These Simmons are the nieces and nephews of my grandmother Julia Rubinstein
whose headstone photograph I requested in an earlier post.

Once again, any help you can provide would be much appreciated.

Jane Moulding
Bucks, UK


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Simmons and Isaacs family #southafrica

Jane Moulding
 

Dear South African Genners

I thought it best to send two separate requests for help to avoid confusion.

I have tried to locate members of my Simmons family through JGFF but
although I have had responses >from some lovely people none of them are my
Simmons. I have located an elderly gentleman in Jo'burg who is my second
cousin but unless I phone him I don't get any response to my queries. Quite
understandable as I appreciate that not everyone shares my interest in
genealogy.

I am looking for any children or grandchildren of Leo Simmons and his wife
Ettie (maiden name unknown). Leo died in Port Elizabeth on 29 July 1991 and
Ettie on 28 November 1989. Leo had a brother called Morris Sydney and a
sister called Clara as well as Mark Michael mentioned below.

I am also looking for offspring of Mark Michael Simmons and his wife Esther
(surname unknown). Mark Michael died on 12 December 1975 also in Port
Elizabeth. I wonder whether Esther is Ettie (the wife of Leo above) who
married him after his brother, Mark Michael, died.

The other Simmons family members I am looking for may well have left South
Africa some time ago. They are David Henry Simmons, Gus Ellis Simmons and
Dorothy Isaacs (nee Simmons) who had a daughter called Margaret.

These Simmons are the nieces and nephews of my grandmother Julia Rubinstein
whose headstone photograph I requested in an earlier post.

Once again, any help you can provide would be much appreciated.

Jane Moulding
Bucks, UK


Re: Petersburg as starting place #general

Jules Levin
 

My questions relate to family origins/shetls. The handbook of Jewish
surnames shows Schwerdlin/Sverdlin/ Swerdlin/Sverdlov as coming >from the
area of Lepel, Disna, Vitebsk, Polotsk, >from the village of Sverdly near
Polotsk. Additional contacts within Jewishgen, also indicate Gloubke in
Minsk gubernia. The passenger list shows Petersburg as the point of origin,
how is this possible? Petersburg is clearly out of the Pale and my GGF was
not someone whose talents were required there. He was a milkman (milk
delivery) in Chicago 1900, retired in 1910, and died in 1914.
In 1891 20,000 Jews living in Petersburg without the right to do so were
expelled. By then the Pale restrictions were clearly breaking down.
There was a substantial and wealthy Jewish community living there, even
in Tsarskoe Selo, the imperial suburb which was by then a bourgeois
bedroom community, the first fully electrified town in the world, with
a commuter train running into Petersburg. A Jewish girls' school was
founded there in the 1880's. Do you know what he actually did in
Petersburg? Perhaps he owned a milk delivery service.
Jules Levin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Petersburg as starting place #general

Jules Levin
 

My questions relate to family origins/shetls. The handbook of Jewish
surnames shows Schwerdlin/Sverdlin/ Swerdlin/Sverdlov as coming >from the
area of Lepel, Disna, Vitebsk, Polotsk, >from the village of Sverdly near
Polotsk. Additional contacts within Jewishgen, also indicate Gloubke in
Minsk gubernia. The passenger list shows Petersburg as the point of origin,
how is this possible? Petersburg is clearly out of the Pale and my GGF was
not someone whose talents were required there. He was a milkman (milk
delivery) in Chicago 1900, retired in 1910, and died in 1914.
In 1891 20,000 Jews living in Petersburg without the right to do so were
expelled. By then the Pale restrictions were clearly breaking down.
There was a substantial and wealthy Jewish community living there, even
in Tsarskoe Selo, the imperial suburb which was by then a bourgeois
bedroom community, the first fully electrified town in the world, with
a commuter train running into Petersburg. A Jewish girls' school was
founded there in the 1880's. Do you know what he actually did in
Petersburg? Perhaps he owned a milk delivery service.
Jules Levin


Re: 1770 Bay Ridge Pkwy, Brooklyn #general

n.kraus-friedberg@...
 

More to say on 1770 Bay Ridge Parkway: In Brooklyn, some numbered
streets are replaced by streets with names. In this case, Bay Ridge
Parkway in Brooklyn is the equivalent of 75th Street. The streets in
that area go 73rd, 74th, Bay Ridge Parkway, 76th, etc. The address in
question is on Bay Ridge Parkway between 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue.
It is *not* on W. 75th Street, which is in Manhattan.

Good luck!
Nurit Kraus-Friedberg
n.kraus-friedberg@att.net
searching: REICHER/Strzyzow to US, Mosciska; FRIEDBERG/Grodno to US


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1770 Bay Ridge Pkwy, Brooklyn #general

n.kraus-friedberg@...
 

More to say on 1770 Bay Ridge Parkway: In Brooklyn, some numbered
streets are replaced by streets with names. In this case, Bay Ridge
Parkway in Brooklyn is the equivalent of 75th Street. The streets in
that area go 73rd, 74th, Bay Ridge Parkway, 76th, etc. The address in
question is on Bay Ridge Parkway between 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue.
It is *not* on W. 75th Street, which is in Manhattan.

Good luck!
Nurit Kraus-Friedberg
n.kraus-friedberg@att.net
searching: REICHER/Strzyzow to US, Mosciska; FRIEDBERG/Grodno to US


Re: Vladivostok #general

Naomi Fatouros
 

On July 29,2006, Victoria Reed
(researchtoldot@yahoo.com) wrote:

<<I have been contacted by a someone in Germany who is
researching a surname that I am also researching.
However, this gentleman's grandfather came from
Vladivostok and I could find very little about it on
the JewishGen site. I did look on our Discussion Group
archives and forwarded him some letters written by
others looking for information >from Vladivostok.>>

A google search using first the term "Vladivostok,"
and second set of terms "Vladivostok Jews" turned up
quite a few interesting websites,although none offered
specific information about the possibility of
obtaining documentation about any particular Jew or
even about the existence of any archives concerning
Siberian Jews. Among the most interesting of the
Vladivostok websites is one containing a long article
by Irena Vladimirsky on Siberian Jews.

During 2004 and 2005 I exchanged several friendly
emails with Eva-Maria Stolberg, of the Russian
Department at the University of Bonn. I had wanted to
know whether during the course of her research on
Siberia she had come across a published study which my
grandfather's cousin, Gregor Zvi Belkkovsky had made a
century or so ago of the legal status of the Jews of
Siberia. Belkovsky had been prompted to embark on that
study when he was visited by three Jews >from Chita.
Unfortunately Dr. Stolberg knew nothing of that study.

Her book in English, which I have not read, was
published as a paperback entitled "The Siberian Saga:
a History of Russia's Wild West." Dr. Stolberg told
me that in it was a chapter on the development of
Siberia by Jews who were merchants, businessment,
lawyers and Zionists. Ms. Reed and her German
correpondent may want to write to Dr. Stolberg. Her
professional email address can be found on the
Internet.

One of these days I will also write to Irena
Vladimirsky to ask whether she knows of Belkovsky's
Siberian study.

Then, of course, there are several books about the
Jewish Autonomous Republic of Birobidzhan which Ms
Reed's German correspondent may want to consult.

When I myself look for information about my family
history and related information I almost always do
google searches first before looking to Jewishgen for
help. Recently I discovered through doing various
searches Google's "advanced search" facility for books
and scholarly articles, quite a lot of citations not
only to some of my relatives, but also answers to
questions I had on various topics of particular
interest to me. For instance, by typing in my
father's name in the advance search engine,I even
found the other day a detailed history and description
of a medical center in New Rochelle which was one of
the many buildings my architect father designed in and
around New York City. Although I had known of that
medical center >from a photocopy I had of an artist's
rendering, I would not have known of the building's
history had I not used Google's "advanced search"
engine!

So, as other Jewishgenners have often suggested,
inquirers should always look first for answers to
questions on the Internet as well as through
Jewishgen.

What one can find in "paper" books and articles,
and through the Internet as well Jewishgen's
discussion group archives and the archives of its SIGs
(Special Interest Groups) has so far never ceased to
astonish me.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@sbcglobal.net
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/
SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Vladivostok #general

Naomi Fatouros
 

On July 29,2006, Victoria Reed
(researchtoldot@yahoo.com) wrote:

<<I have been contacted by a someone in Germany who is
researching a surname that I am also researching.
However, this gentleman's grandfather came from
Vladivostok and I could find very little about it on
the JewishGen site. I did look on our Discussion Group
archives and forwarded him some letters written by
others looking for information >from Vladivostok.>>

A google search using first the term "Vladivostok,"
and second set of terms "Vladivostok Jews" turned up
quite a few interesting websites,although none offered
specific information about the possibility of
obtaining documentation about any particular Jew or
even about the existence of any archives concerning
Siberian Jews. Among the most interesting of the
Vladivostok websites is one containing a long article
by Irena Vladimirsky on Siberian Jews.

During 2004 and 2005 I exchanged several friendly
emails with Eva-Maria Stolberg, of the Russian
Department at the University of Bonn. I had wanted to
know whether during the course of her research on
Siberia she had come across a published study which my
grandfather's cousin, Gregor Zvi Belkkovsky had made a
century or so ago of the legal status of the Jews of
Siberia. Belkovsky had been prompted to embark on that
study when he was visited by three Jews >from Chita.
Unfortunately Dr. Stolberg knew nothing of that study.

Her book in English, which I have not read, was
published as a paperback entitled "The Siberian Saga:
a History of Russia's Wild West." Dr. Stolberg told
me that in it was a chapter on the development of
Siberia by Jews who were merchants, businessment,
lawyers and Zionists. Ms. Reed and her German
correpondent may want to write to Dr. Stolberg. Her
professional email address can be found on the
Internet.

One of these days I will also write to Irena
Vladimirsky to ask whether she knows of Belkovsky's
Siberian study.

Then, of course, there are several books about the
Jewish Autonomous Republic of Birobidzhan which Ms
Reed's German correspondent may want to consult.

When I myself look for information about my family
history and related information I almost always do
google searches first before looking to Jewishgen for
help. Recently I discovered through doing various
searches Google's "advanced search" facility for books
and scholarly articles, quite a lot of citations not
only to some of my relatives, but also answers to
questions I had on various topics of particular
interest to me. For instance, by typing in my
father's name in the advance search engine,I even
found the other day a detailed history and description
of a medical center in New Rochelle which was one of
the many buildings my architect father designed in and
around New York City. Although I had known of that
medical center >from a photocopy I had of an artist's
rendering, I would not have known of the building's
history had I not used Google's "advanced search"
engine!

So, as other Jewishgenners have often suggested,
inquirers should always look first for answers to
questions on the Internet as well as through
Jewishgen.

What one can find in "paper" books and articles,
and through the Internet as well Jewishgen's
discussion group archives and the archives of its SIGs
(Special Interest Groups) has so far never ceased to
astonish me.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@sbcglobal.net
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/
SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Yad Vashem's Shoah Related Lists Database #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Yad Vashem's new Shoah Related Lists Database
(http://www.yadvashem.org/lwp/workplace/listoflist?WT.mc_id=lolen)
has information about four lists that mention Danzig, including
scanned images of two (indicated by * below):

List of survivors >from Bydgoszc, Gdansk, and Wloclawek, 1945, 1939 names

List of Jews in Gdansk, 1950, 205 names

* List of Jewish survivors >from Gdansk, who after WWII lived in the Dolny
Slask region, Poland, 27/12/1946, 7 names (database indicates there are 4
names, but 7 are visible in the scan)

* List of Jewish survivors >from Gdynia, who after WWII lived in the Dolny
Slask region, Poland, 04/10/1946, 23 names (databases indicates 24) -- there
seems to have been a problem with the scanning, which I wrote to Yad Vashem
about, so that the part of the list showing the surnames is missing

Are any SIG members familiar with the two lists not scanned?

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Yad Vashem's Shoah Related Lists Database #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Yad Vashem's new Shoah Related Lists Database
(http://www.yadvashem.org/lwp/workplace/listoflist?WT.mc_id=lolen)
has information about four lists that mention Danzig, including
scanned images of two (indicated by * below):

List of survivors >from Bydgoszc, Gdansk, and Wloclawek, 1945, 1939 names

List of Jews in Gdansk, 1950, 205 names

* List of Jewish survivors >from Gdansk, who after WWII lived in the Dolny
Slask region, Poland, 27/12/1946, 7 names (database indicates there are 4
names, but 7 are visible in the scan)

* List of Jewish survivors >from Gdynia, who after WWII lived in the Dolny
Slask region, Poland, 04/10/1946, 23 names (databases indicates 24) -- there
seems to have been a problem with the scanning, which I wrote to Yad Vashem
about, so that the part of the list showing the surnames is missing

Are any SIG members familiar with the two lists not scanned?

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.