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Russian abbreviation n-ki? #general

Alan Shuchat
 

In a 1913 Imperial Russian directory, there several examples of business
names ending in n-ki. What does this stand for? It often occurs when two
people are partners, and then both names are listed followed by n-ki.

Thanks,

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian abbreviation n-ki? #general

Alan Shuchat
 

In a 1913 Imperial Russian directory, there several examples of business
names ending in n-ki. What does this stand for? It often occurs when two
people are partners, and then both names are listed followed by n-ki.

Thanks,

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Re: Hebrew grave inscriptions #general

Ury Link
 

Dear Genners,
Deborah Blankenberg have asked:
[The JewishGen InfoFile on "Reading Hebrew Tombstones" says: "At the top of most
Jewish tombstones is the abbreviation [pe-apostrophe-nun], which stands for po
nikbar or po nitman, meaning 'here lies'." On a number of the stones I've found in
German Jewish cemeteries,the abbreviation is slightly different: pe-apostrophe-tet.
Can anyone tell me what pe-apostrophe-tet means? I assume it's some variation of
"here lies."

P"T (Pe-Tet) on a gravestone mean Po Tamun or Po Temuna and the meaning is the same
as P"N (Pe-Nun) Here lies or here is buried. Some people think that it was a
costume in Germany and some other countries to write P"N for a man and P"T for a
women, but in a lot of cemetery we see that it was use also for man and women.
Another inscription is also P"Z (Pe-Zadik) Po Zafun and it mean Here is hidden or
here is buried. Also sometimes we see the inscription P"S (Pe-Shien) Po Shafun or
Po Shfuna , the meaning is the same, Here is buried or here is hidden.

Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew grave inscriptions #general

Ury Link
 

Dear Genners,
Deborah Blankenberg have asked:
[The JewishGen InfoFile on "Reading Hebrew Tombstones" says: "At the top of most
Jewish tombstones is the abbreviation [pe-apostrophe-nun], which stands for po
nikbar or po nitman, meaning 'here lies'." On a number of the stones I've found in
German Jewish cemeteries,the abbreviation is slightly different: pe-apostrophe-tet.
Can anyone tell me what pe-apostrophe-tet means? I assume it's some variation of
"here lies."

P"T (Pe-Tet) on a gravestone mean Po Tamun or Po Temuna and the meaning is the same
as P"N (Pe-Nun) Here lies or here is buried. Some people think that it was a
costume in Germany and some other countries to write P"N for a man and P"T for a
women, but in a lot of cemetery we see that it was use also for man and women.
Another inscription is also P"Z (Pe-Zadik) Po Zafun and it mean Here is hidden or
here is buried. Also sometimes we see the inscription P"S (Pe-Shien) Po Shafun or
Po Shfuna , the meaning is the same, Here is buried or here is hidden.

Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


Re: Hebrew grave inscriptions #general

David Shapiro
 

Pe-Tes is Poh Tmuna, which also means "here is interred", but in my experience, was
used in Germany for women, although logically poh nitmena could apply to women
or Poh tomun for men.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Hebrew grave inscriptions #general

David Shapiro
 

Pe-Tes is Poh Tmuna, which also means "here is interred", but in my experience, was
used in Germany for women, although logically poh nitmena could apply to women
or Poh tomun for men.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Re: 1940 Palestine death records #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Mark Schwartz wrote:
"What is the easiest way to access death records >from 1940 Palestine?"

If you have the exact date you should be able to request a death certificate.
IGRA has prepared an explanation about how to do about it.
http://genealogy.org.il/request-official-documents-ministry-interior-state-israel/
>from my personal experience, this works only if you have a date and place.

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 Re: 1940 Palestine death records #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Mark Schwartz wrote:
"What is the easiest way to access death records >from 1940 Palestine?"

If you have the exact date you should be able to request a death certificate.
IGRA has prepared an explanation about how to do about it.
http://genealogy.org.il/request-official-documents-ministry-interior-state-israel/
>from my personal experience, this works only if you have a date and place.

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


Open Adoption Records in Ohio for adoptees #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Hello All,

Good news for those who were adopted in Ohio. Until now adoptions >from
01/01/1964 to 09/18/1996 were sealed.

As of March 20, 2015 adoption records in Ohio will be unsealed and
information for adoptees will be available. This link will give all information
necessary to obtain adoption records.

http://www.odh.ohio.gov/en/vitalstatistics/legalinfo/adoptfnl.aspx


Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio
agloger@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: The bill refers to adoptions that took place between January 1,
1964, and September 18, 1996


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Open Adoption Records in Ohio for adoptees #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Hello All,

Good news for those who were adopted in Ohio. Until now adoptions >from
01/01/1964 to 09/18/1996 were sealed.

As of March 20, 2015 adoption records in Ohio will be unsealed and
information for adoptees will be available. This link will give all information
necessary to obtain adoption records.

http://www.odh.ohio.gov/en/vitalstatistics/legalinfo/adoptfnl.aspx


Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio
agloger@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: The bill refers to adoptions that took place between January 1,
1964, and September 18, 1996


Re: A little-known resource: victims of Stalin's Terror #general

Ira Leibowitz
 

A list of Jewish victims of Stalin's terror, in English, may be
found at www.jewishgen.org/belarus/stalin.htm .

Ira Leibowitz
Bethesda, MD

Searching: AGRANOWITZ (Mstislavl, Bel.), BISKER (Trochenbrod/Zofyuvka,
Ukr.), LEIBOWITZ (Navahrudak, Bel.), SHEVRIN (Starobin, Bel.),
STERNER/STERN (Khodoriv, Ukr.), ZINKIN/TSINKIN (Navahrudak, Bel.)

On 03/18/15, Merle Kastner merlek@bell.net wrote:

from last evening's JGS of Montreal speaker, Hymie Reichstein - this is one of
the little-known resources that he used in his extensive research:

The website for the victims of Stalin's Terror:
http://lists.memo.ru/index17.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A little-known resource: victims of Stalin's Terror #general

Ira Leibowitz
 

A list of Jewish victims of Stalin's terror, in English, may be
found at www.jewishgen.org/belarus/stalin.htm .

Ira Leibowitz
Bethesda, MD

Searching: AGRANOWITZ (Mstislavl, Bel.), BISKER (Trochenbrod/Zofyuvka,
Ukr.), LEIBOWITZ (Navahrudak, Bel.), SHEVRIN (Starobin, Bel.),
STERNER/STERN (Khodoriv, Ukr.), ZINKIN/TSINKIN (Navahrudak, Bel.)

On 03/18/15, Merle Kastner merlek@bell.net wrote:

from last evening's JGS of Montreal speaker, Hymie Reichstein - this is one of
the little-known resources that he used in his extensive research:

The website for the victims of Stalin's Terror:
http://lists.memo.ru/index17.htm


Kossovsky from Nikolayev #ukraine

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear Siggers,

I've been a member of this SIG for a number of years yet so far never
posted. I'd like to research the origins of my paternal side, which starts
with Shlomo Kossovsky of Nikolayev, Ukraine. He died in Nikolayev following
the Spanish flu plague of 1918, and was married to Henya Kossovsky nee Katz
(died here in Israel in the 40s). They gave birth to several children, all
but one made it to the then Palestine, some via Egypt. To date I have no
further information other than their names.

Looking for any historical information on the Kossovskys >from Nikolayev,
i.e. birth, death and marriage records.


Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kossovsky from Nikolayev #ukraine

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear Siggers,

I've been a member of this SIG for a number of years yet so far never
posted. I'd like to research the origins of my paternal side, which starts
with Shlomo Kossovsky of Nikolayev, Ukraine. He died in Nikolayev following
the Spanish flu plague of 1918, and was married to Henya Kossovsky nee Katz
(died here in Israel in the 40s). They gave birth to several children, all
but one made it to the then Palestine, some via Egypt. To date I have no
further information other than their names.

Looking for any historical information on the Kossovskys >from Nikolayev,
i.e. birth, death and marriage records.


Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Mikolajow near Brody: Cadastral Map 1888 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

A new town center cadastral map for Mikolajow in the Brody
administrative district (today in Ukraine) has been uploaded to Gesher
Galicia's Map Room:

This four-color cadastral map for Mikolajow (Mykolaiv, Mykolayiv) was
surveyed and lithographed in 1888. The town is located here on both
sides of the Sydylowka (Sudylivka) River near Radziechow (Radekhiv)
and Brody. Buildings and land parcels are clearly marked; this late
imperial map shows property numbering evidence of extensive building
additions and parcel splits since the original survey and numbering.
Nearly all buildings in town are wooden, including the largest church,
and there is no defined market square. Much of the land is marked with
symbols indicating marshes and other watery soils.

The direct link to the map:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cada.../mikolajow-mykolaiv-1888/

Note to researchers: there are two other Mikolajows: one in the Bobrka
(Bibrka) and the other in the Zydaczow (Zhydachiv) Galician
administrative districts. We are working to obtain maps for these
towns as well.

The map room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Mikolajow near Brody: Cadastral Map 1888 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

A new town center cadastral map for Mikolajow in the Brody
administrative district (today in Ukraine) has been uploaded to Gesher
Galicia's Map Room:

This four-color cadastral map for Mikolajow (Mykolaiv, Mykolayiv) was
surveyed and lithographed in 1888. The town is located here on both
sides of the Sydylowka (Sudylivka) River near Radziechow (Radekhiv)
and Brody. Buildings and land parcels are clearly marked; this late
imperial map shows property numbering evidence of extensive building
additions and parcel splits since the original survey and numbering.
Nearly all buildings in town are wooden, including the largest church,
and there is no defined market square. Much of the land is marked with
symbols indicating marshes and other watery soils.

The direct link to the map:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cada.../mikolajow-mykolaiv-1888/

Note to researchers: there are two other Mikolajows: one in the Bobrka
(Bibrka) and the other in the Zydaczow (Zhydachiv) Galician
administrative districts. We are working to obtain maps for these
towns as well.

The map room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Joerg Kaps featured in another news article in Germany #germany

Robert Cohen <pioneerbob@...>
 

Joerg Kaps was the subject of another article in the German press this
month.

The Thueringer Allgemeine (on line) wrote about his work and mentions
that he is collecting information for a book about the history
of the Arnstadt Jewish community.

" He has already written 800 pages - not on an epic scale, but rather
as collection of facts."

http://arnstadt.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/lokal/kultur/detail/-/specific/Arnstadt-Geschichte-in-Familiengeschichten-694576063
http://tinyurl.com/kqj28ml

Robert Cohen, New York <pioneerbob@gmail.com>

Moderator Note: Mr. Cohen is a charter member of GerSIG.
In 2007 he first nominated Mr. Kaps for the Obermayer German Jewish
History award. Mr. Kaps received an honorable mention that year. Since
then, he has been joined by some 17 others who successfully nominated
Joerg Kaps for the 2015 award.


German SIG #Germany Joerg Kaps featured in another news article in Germany #germany

Robert Cohen <pioneerbob@...>
 

Joerg Kaps was the subject of another article in the German press this
month.

The Thueringer Allgemeine (on line) wrote about his work and mentions
that he is collecting information for a book about the history
of the Arnstadt Jewish community.

" He has already written 800 pages - not on an epic scale, but rather
as collection of facts."

http://arnstadt.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/lokal/kultur/detail/-/specific/Arnstadt-Geschichte-in-Familiengeschichten-694576063
http://tinyurl.com/kqj28ml

Robert Cohen, New York <pioneerbob@gmail.com>

Moderator Note: Mr. Cohen is a charter member of GerSIG.
In 2007 he first nominated Mr. Kaps for the Obermayer German Jewish
History award. Mr. Kaps received an honorable mention that year. Since
then, he has been joined by some 17 others who successfully nominated
Joerg Kaps for the 2015 award.


(US) Lincoln and the Jews Exhibit at the NY Historical Society #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new exhibit at the New York Historical Society, Lincoln and the Jews,
includes 100 letters, photographs, and other items many never previously
exhibited. Much of the exhibit comes >from the Shapell Manuscript Collection.
The exhibit shows the broader story of Lincoln's political career and the
Civil War through his interactions with religious minorities. Lincoln's
lifetime 1809-1865, coincides with the growth of Jews in America-in 1809
about 3,000 Jews to 150,000 in 1860. A prominent Lincoln scholar, Harold
Holzer, who is also the exhibit's chief historian, said "the most important
thing you could be to Lincoln wasn't a Christian or a Jew, but a Republican".

Lincoln approved legislation creating the first Jewish military chaplains,
he appointed an Orthodox Jew as quartermaster, Lincoln rescinded General
Grant's infamous General Order No 11 baring Jews as a class >from all
territories under his control and more. The exhibit also devotes sections
to an Illinois businessman who was one of his valued friends, Abraham Jonas.
Jonas also warned Lincoln of a plot to assassinate him at his inauguration
in 1861. The letter is part of the exhibit.

If you are going to be in New York City, the exhibit runs through June 7 at
the New York Historical Society 170 Central Park West www.nyhistory.org

To read the New York Times article about the exhibit go to:
http://tinyurl.com/o9axwdu
Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/arts/design/lincoln-and-the-jews-explores-
bonds-with-a-nations-growing-minority.html?_r=0

Thank you to JGSCV webmaster, David Oseas for alerting us to the New York
Times article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Lincoln and the Jews Exhibit at the NY Historical Society #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new exhibit at the New York Historical Society, Lincoln and the Jews,
includes 100 letters, photographs, and other items many never previously
exhibited. Much of the exhibit comes >from the Shapell Manuscript Collection.
The exhibit shows the broader story of Lincoln's political career and the
Civil War through his interactions with religious minorities. Lincoln's
lifetime 1809-1865, coincides with the growth of Jews in America-in 1809
about 3,000 Jews to 150,000 in 1860. A prominent Lincoln scholar, Harold
Holzer, who is also the exhibit's chief historian, said "the most important
thing you could be to Lincoln wasn't a Christian or a Jew, but a Republican".

Lincoln approved legislation creating the first Jewish military chaplains,
he appointed an Orthodox Jew as quartermaster, Lincoln rescinded General
Grant's infamous General Order No 11 baring Jews as a class >from all
territories under his control and more. The exhibit also devotes sections
to an Illinois businessman who was one of his valued friends, Abraham Jonas.
Jonas also warned Lincoln of a plot to assassinate him at his inauguration
in 1861. The letter is part of the exhibit.

If you are going to be in New York City, the exhibit runs through June 7 at
the New York Historical Society 170 Central Park West www.nyhistory.org

To read the New York Times article about the exhibit go to:
http://tinyurl.com/o9axwdu
Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/arts/design/lincoln-and-the-jews-explores-
bonds-with-a-nations-growing-minority.html?_r=0

Thank you to JGSCV webmaster, David Oseas for alerting us to the New York
Times article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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