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legal changed names - general

Trudy Barch
 

Our ancestors that immigrated to America, 1900-1920, came with their European name.   The spouse had the European spelling of the name as well as the children.   When husband/father naturalized and legally changed his name…  1) did his wife and children automatically became naturalized citizens?  2) did the wife and children’s spelling of the name legally change at that time also?  3) The American born children - would they use the European spellings until dad naturalized?   

Thank you,   Trudy Barch (FL)

 

 


Male first name Babel

hekenvin@...
 

In researching my husband's family, I have found a male relative who was called "Uncle Babel."  He lived in the Russian Empire (probably Kiev) in the 19th to early 20th centuries and in Kremenchug, Ukraine in the 1920s. 

I've never heard of the name Babel before. Is it a recognized kinui (nickname) for something else?  Does anyone know what Babel's Hebrew name might be (i.e. could it be something other than Babel or Bavel)? 

I am aware of the possible relationship of the name to the tower of Babel mentioned in Genesis,  the city/state of Bavel (Babylonia), and the Yiddish writer surnamed Babel.  I also have read the Abarim Publications site about the name, at  http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Babel.html#.Xdvd65NKipo  which suggests that the name Babel could be related to Abel, Abel-beth-maacah, Abel-keramim, Abel-maim, Abel-meholah, Abel-mizraim, Abel-shittim, Abilene, Bul, Ibleam, Jabal, Jubal, Jubilee, Obil, Tubal, Tubal-cain, Zerubbabel.   
If you have a man in your family whose first-name was Babel, by what other names was he known?

With thanks,
Helene Kenvin


using DNA to establish Jewish ancestry #sephardic

Patricia <patricia77@...>
 

Good morning,
I took a DNA test through Family Tree DNA, MTDNA to be exact, and
discovered that I was of Sephardic Jewish heritage. I brought my information
to a well-known Rabbi in Pennsylvania who wrote a letter for me, but this
was denied by Nefesh B'Nefesh for Aliyah. Apparently Israel does not accept
this type of testing as legitment proof even though they use DNA to
establish the Kohanim line. Could you please clarify the difference. I want
to claim my heritage, but have faced many obstacles along the way. I am
currently a subscriber to your newsletter and have read numerous articles,
and have even sought out a Jewish Genealogist who, at that time, was not a
significant help; and now, I am no further along than I was ten years ago as
all of my family are deceased with the exception of a younger sibling who
claims to have known this all of his life. Any advice or guidance you could
give would be greatly appreciated.
Respectfully,
Patricia Landry


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim using DNA to establish Jewish ancestry #sephardic

Patricia <patricia77@...>
 

Good morning,
I took a DNA test through Family Tree DNA, MTDNA to be exact, and
discovered that I was of Sephardic Jewish heritage. I brought my information
to a well-known Rabbi in Pennsylvania who wrote a letter for me, but this
was denied by Nefesh B'Nefesh for Aliyah. Apparently Israel does not accept
this type of testing as legitment proof even though they use DNA to
establish the Kohanim line. Could you please clarify the difference. I want
to claim my heritage, but have faced many obstacles along the way. I am
currently a subscriber to your newsletter and have read numerous articles,
and have even sought out a Jewish Genealogist who, at that time, was not a
significant help; and now, I am no further along than I was ten years ago as
all of my family are deceased with the exception of a younger sibling who
claims to have known this all of his life. Any advice or guidance you could
give would be greatly appreciated.
Respectfully,
Patricia Landry


Re: How to prove family story about article in the Jewish forward newspaper

Mark Shapiro
 

Try sending your query to the Forward's archivist Chana Pollack at https://forward.com/contact/.


gravestone pic from Montefiore Springfield Cemetery

Shoshana Kahan
 

If someone is going to the Montefiore Cemetery (Springfield Gardens, Queens), could they please photograph for me the following grave:
Interment #: 75065
Last Name: COOPER
First Name: CHARLES
Age: 85
Date of Death: 11/8/1951
Division:  
Block: 13
Row: 007L
Grave: 11
Section:  
Plot:


I am hoping that the gravestone will have his father's name on it.
Thanks in advance,
Shoshana


Re: Chaikin Researchers

Jonathan Wreschner
 

Hi Udi,

Can you help Rochelle who's looking for Chaikin relatives?

Best regards,
Jonathan Wreschner


On Sat, 23 Nov 2019 at 01:13, <rpgersh@...> wrote:

I am looking for any researchers who have Shlioma Chaikin (b. 1869) and Beile Chaikin (b. 1872) in their trees.  Shlioma and Beile were probably both born in Gomel but moved to Priluki with their father, Leivik, when he remarried in 1878 after the death of his first wife.  Another brother, David (b.1875 in Gomel), lived with his father and stepmother and lived in Kharkov as an adult.  I have contacted researchers listed in JGFF.

 

Rochelle Gershenow

Connecticut, USA

 


Re: More on USCIS Proposes Fee Increases - has this been posted on FB groups, yet? #United States

Renée K. Carl
 

Hi Marilen
I am part of the all-volunteer group coordinating the advocacy effort. As Jan said, in the case of impacting the Federal rulemaking process, the ONLY method that will be considered by USCIS is by using the link to comment in the Federal Register, or by submitting a letter in writing. You can increase the impact by sending a copy of your comments to your U.S. Representative and Senators.

Petitions are not accepted nor will they impact the decision-making process regarding the proposed fee hikes. Comments by individuals, or organizations, is the only accepted method of communication.

Send your comments BEFORE 16 DECEMBER 2019 to the Federal Rulemaking Portal and refer to DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010 and follow instructions for submitting comments; you can also send them in writing, to:
Samantha Deshommes,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division,
Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,
Department of Homeland Security,
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Mailstop #2140,
Washington, DC 20529-2140.
To ensure proper handling, please reference DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010 in your correspondence.

Thank you.
Renee


LOFFLER, SURAN and HECHT from Slovakia enquiry #hungary

Yohanan
 

Dear fellow researchers,
Recently I have found out >from the very helpful Romana Luchavová >from the
State Archives in Trnava,
that my great uncle William LOFFLER >from Trnava was married to Gizella
SURAN (Born 1879).
I also received >from the archives a confirmation to an enquiry I have
posted here weeks ago, that William indeed had a son Artur LOFFLER.
The Trnava archives also found that Artur was married to Livia HECHT born
24.11.1927 in Komárno, died 2003 in Bratislava.
I couldn't find any further information about Gizella SURAN or Livia HECHT
anywhere (JewishGen, Ancestry, Family Search etc.)
I wrote to the Komárno archives and still waiting for their reply.
I wonder if any of you know about the SURAN family, possibly >from Trnava,
and the HECHT family probably >from Komárno.
Thanks.

Yohanan LOEFFLER
Melbourne Australia


Hungary SIG #Hungary LOFFLER, SURAN and HECHT from Slovakia enquiry #hungary

Yohanan
 

Dear fellow researchers,
Recently I have found out >from the very helpful Romana Luchavová >from the
State Archives in Trnava,
that my great uncle William LOFFLER >from Trnava was married to Gizella
SURAN (Born 1879).
I also received >from the archives a confirmation to an enquiry I have
posted here weeks ago, that William indeed had a son Artur LOFFLER.
The Trnava archives also found that Artur was married to Livia HECHT born
24.11.1927 in Komárno, died 2003 in Bratislava.
I couldn't find any further information about Gizella SURAN or Livia HECHT
anywhere (JewishGen, Ancestry, Family Search etc.)
I wrote to the Komárno archives and still waiting for their reply.
I wonder if any of you know about the SURAN family, possibly >from Trnava,
and the HECHT family probably >from Komárno.
Thanks.

Yohanan LOEFFLER
Melbourne Australia


Chernigov Gubernia research - Kazakevich, Krichevsky #ukraine

Seffy Efrati <seffy.efrati@...>
 

Hi,

I have queries about researching two different family trees in
Ukraine. I'll present just one of them here for now. It is the family
of Aharon-David KAZAKEVICH of Novogrod-Severskiy and later Konotop
(the family moved there circa 1910-5). He was married to Risia nee
KRICHEVSKY, daughter of Zalman, presumably >from the same region
(Chernigov). I have good info about their 9 children and their
descendants. Aharon-David apparently had a brother named Gilya, who
was a rabbi in Konotop and died in the holocaust. Their father may
have been a Cantonist in the Tasr's army.

First - if you are researching Kazakevich of Krichevsky in Chernigov
Gubernia, I would be happy to hear >from you. They also relate to
YUDOVICH of Konotop and KATZMAN who lived in 1930s Ialta, Crimea.
Secondly - I believe I have exhausted all online resources in months
of tedious work. Those are Jewishgen, MyHeritage, Family Search,
Ancestry, Geni, Holocaust online resources, Red Army online resources,
Russian and Jewish cemetery resources, WWI lists, and relevant Hebrew
resources. What should be my next step? How do I proceed looking for
documents in that region? Is there any documentation of Cantonists
with names and details?

Many thanks,

Seffy Efrati


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Chernigov Gubernia research - Kazakevich, Krichevsky #ukraine

Seffy Efrati <seffy.efrati@...>
 

Hi,

I have queries about researching two different family trees in
Ukraine. I'll present just one of them here for now. It is the family
of Aharon-David KAZAKEVICH of Novogrod-Severskiy and later Konotop
(the family moved there circa 1910-5). He was married to Risia nee
KRICHEVSKY, daughter of Zalman, presumably >from the same region
(Chernigov). I have good info about their 9 children and their
descendants. Aharon-David apparently had a brother named Gilya, who
was a rabbi in Konotop and died in the holocaust. Their father may
have been a Cantonist in the Tasr's army.

First - if you are researching Kazakevich of Krichevsky in Chernigov
Gubernia, I would be happy to hear >from you. They also relate to
YUDOVICH of Konotop and KATZMAN who lived in 1930s Ialta, Crimea.
Secondly - I believe I have exhausted all online resources in months
of tedious work. Those are Jewishgen, MyHeritage, Family Search,
Ancestry, Geni, Holocaust online resources, Red Army online resources,
Russian and Jewish cemetery resources, WWI lists, and relevant Hebrew
resources. What should be my next step? How do I proceed looking for
documents in that region? Is there any documentation of Cantonists
with names and details?

Many thanks,

Seffy Efrati


Re: Legal source for UK Internments

Helen Krag
 

If anything comes from your suggestion of a group of people whose
relatives were interned on the Isle of Man, I would like to be included
as my father was interned from June 1940 until January 1942. Thank you
beforehand

Helen Liesl Krag


Rivka Barbasch #galicia

Milton Koch
 

My PGM Feige's family was Barbasch >from Pidvolochysk, Poland (now
Ukraine).

I have found many siblings of her in both JRI-PL and Gesher Galicia.
However, I have just come upon RIVKA in several documents -- her marriage
to Mendel Wolf Weitman in 1928, as well as two pages of testimony >from
Yad Vashem. She supposedly was born in 1877. She apparently perished in
1942 in the Shoah; no records of this found either.

One POT is by her nephew, Mordechai Barbasch, written in 1957. The other
is by her brother, Yisrael, written in 1955. I have not been able to confirm
anything about her at all. I scoured many genealogy sites to no avail.

I am trying to contact anyone of her relatives to see if there are documents
to confirm her birth and death, in order to fill in mysterious gap in my
grandmother's sibship, as well as whether she had children, who would be
my cousins!

Is it possible that births may NOT have been entered in official records
at all??

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA

BARBASCH-Pidvolochysk


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rivka Barbasch #galicia

Milton Koch
 

My PGM Feige's family was Barbasch >from Pidvolochysk, Poland (now
Ukraine).

I have found many siblings of her in both JRI-PL and Gesher Galicia.
However, I have just come upon RIVKA in several documents -- her marriage
to Mendel Wolf Weitman in 1928, as well as two pages of testimony >from
Yad Vashem. She supposedly was born in 1877. She apparently perished in
1942 in the Shoah; no records of this found either.

One POT is by her nephew, Mordechai Barbasch, written in 1957. The other
is by her brother, Yisrael, written in 1955. I have not been able to confirm
anything about her at all. I scoured many genealogy sites to no avail.

I am trying to contact anyone of her relatives to see if there are documents
to confirm her birth and death, in order to fill in mysterious gap in my
grandmother's sibship, as well as whether she had children, who would be
my cousins!

Is it possible that births may NOT have been entered in official records
at all??

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA

BARBASCH-Pidvolochysk


Coblentz #latinamerica

Coblentz Northwestern Administrative Services
 

I am looking for any help on the Coblentz family that moved to Latino Ameri=
ca.=20

Thank you,

Howard=20

Sent >from my iPad=


Latin America #LatinAmerica Coblentz #latinamerica

Coblentz Northwestern Administrative Services
 

I am looking for any help on the Coblentz family that moved to Latino Ameri=
ca.=20

Thank you,

Howard=20

Sent >from my iPad=


ROSNER Family From Zabno #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Just found out that my grandfather Chiel Jakob ROSNER (b.1866 in Dabrowa
Tarnowska d. in 1942 in Krakow) had his parents (Rubin/ Rywen Rosner and
Malka Perlberg) and siblings residing in Zabno and not in Dabrowa
Tarnowska as I wrongly assumed. My grandfather had at least two brothers:
Nussen and Hersch and two sisters: Taube and Ettel.

If this rings a bell I would like to hear >from you.

Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


JewishGen Education 2020 #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ROSNER Family From Zabno #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Just found out that my grandfather Chiel Jakob ROSNER (b.1866 in Dabrowa
Tarnowska d. in 1942 in Krakow) had his parents (Rubin/ Rywen Rosner and
Malka Perlberg) and siblings residing in Zabno and not in Dabrowa
Tarnowska as I wrongly assumed. My grandfather had at least two brothers:
Nussen and Hersch and two sisters: Taube and Ettel.

If this rings a bell I would like to hear >from you.

Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem