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Re: VAN ES, NASKITEL and other names #germany

Roger Lustig
 

There was a Flemish Baroque painter named Jacob van Es. A quick Internet
search shows that there are plenty of people with that name alive today.

HESS >from Hezekiah (or other forms): Menk certainly considers the
possibility that it's a toponym, i.e., >from Hessen. Heaven knows, not
all people named HESS were Jewish, or likely to have derived their
surname >from that particular biblical figure. The 15,000 hits at
dastelefonbuch.de (figure 10,000 actual households, 30,000 people) are
fairly suggestive. That "Hesse" is an English and French form of
"Hessen" in no way rules out that people >from that area--or
others--would have called themselves HESS.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA

buckidstein@... wrote:

Marcy Zaslow asked for the explanation of several surnames.
VAN ES: The Dutch van (= of, from) stands in front of a word, that with its
shortness does not look like a German place name. I cannot imagine that in
the Netherlands Essen and Hessen were shortened in this way The Dutch
have no difficulty in pronouncing these words in the German way. Only in
English and French (pronunciation "es") the name of the state is written Hesse.
The frequent surname Hess (long "e", voiceless "ss") is derived >from the given
name Hiskiya. If you want to start guessing, you can think of several
villages near Cologne called Esch and the dozens of words starting with Esch.

DORMETS and BARMETS seem to have the wrong ending. The correct form is
likely to be -itz instead of -ets. When German geographical terms have this
Slavonic ending, they remind us of the time, before these regions became German
in the Middle Ages.

DORMITZ is a locality near Erlangen in Bavaria. According to Guggenheimers'
"Etymological Dictionary of Jewish Family Names" DORMITZER is a Jewish surname.

BARMETZ / BARMITZ / : I could not find a German place with exactly this
name. Making geographical guesses is endless und useless. The original form
might be BARMATZ, mentioned by the Guggenheimers as a variation of the given
name Bermatz, which is a longer form of Baer / Beer. A more usual form is
Bermann / Barmann.


German SIG #Germany Re: VAN ES, NASKITEL and other names #germany

Roger Lustig
 

There was a Flemish Baroque painter named Jacob van Es. A quick Internet
search shows that there are plenty of people with that name alive today.

HESS >from Hezekiah (or other forms): Menk certainly considers the
possibility that it's a toponym, i.e., >from Hessen. Heaven knows, not
all people named HESS were Jewish, or likely to have derived their
surname >from that particular biblical figure. The 15,000 hits at
dastelefonbuch.de (figure 10,000 actual households, 30,000 people) are
fairly suggestive. That "Hesse" is an English and French form of
"Hessen" in no way rules out that people >from that area--or
others--would have called themselves HESS.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA

buckidstein@... wrote:

Marcy Zaslow asked for the explanation of several surnames.
VAN ES: The Dutch van (= of, from) stands in front of a word, that with its
shortness does not look like a German place name. I cannot imagine that in
the Netherlands Essen and Hessen were shortened in this way The Dutch
have no difficulty in pronouncing these words in the German way. Only in
English and French (pronunciation "es") the name of the state is written Hesse.
The frequent surname Hess (long "e", voiceless "ss") is derived >from the given
name Hiskiya. If you want to start guessing, you can think of several
villages near Cologne called Esch and the dozens of words starting with Esch.

DORMETS and BARMETS seem to have the wrong ending. The correct form is
likely to be -itz instead of -ets. When German geographical terms have this
Slavonic ending, they remind us of the time, before these regions became German
in the Middle Ages.

DORMITZ is a locality near Erlangen in Bavaria. According to Guggenheimers'
"Etymological Dictionary of Jewish Family Names" DORMITZER is a Jewish surname.

BARMETZ / BARMITZ / : I could not find a German place with exactly this
name. Making geographical guesses is endless und useless. The original form
might be BARMATZ, mentioned by the Guggenheimers as a variation of the given
name Bermatz, which is a longer form of Baer / Beer. A more usual form is
Bermann / Barmann.


Re: van Es, Naskitel #germany

Christopher Massur <cmassur@...>
 

In response to the query of Marcy, the adopted names of Jews in the
Netherlands in 1811/12 are on line here:
http://dutchjewry.org/databases/naam_aan_neming/Aanneem_menu.asp
on the same web - pages one can also find the sephardic and ashk. marriages.
Neither the name van Es nor the name Naskitel appear in these data-bases.
In order to help, one needs more information, because if her ancestors were
Dutch, there is another general database called Genlias, where daily new
information is added.
First names, years and place names are needed in order to find these
ancestors. Kind regards

Christopher Massur, Curaçao <cmassur@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: van Es, Naskitel #germany

Christopher Massur <cmassur@...>
 

In response to the query of Marcy, the adopted names of Jews in the
Netherlands in 1811/12 are on line here:
http://dutchjewry.org/databases/naam_aan_neming/Aanneem_menu.asp
on the same web - pages one can also find the sephardic and ashk. marriages.
Neither the name van Es nor the name Naskitel appear in these data-bases.
In order to help, one needs more information, because if her ancestors were
Dutch, there is another general database called Genlias, where daily new
information is added.
First names, years and place names are needed in order to find these
ancestors. Kind regards

Christopher Massur, Curaçao <cmassur@...>


Re: New huge archive available #belarus

Vladimir Salita <vlasal@...>
 

Dear researchers,

Thanks to Alex Volkov who provided that reference below on Ukraine SIG
mailing list.

The address is http://www.obd-memorial.ru/

That is an invaluable source of data on Russian (USSR) soldiers died or
disappeared during WW II compiled by Russian Defense Department.
Search is VERY slow now, their server is overloaded since they just recently
announced that database on TV.

I already checked it and found what I have been looking for.
Search by name works well. Also they show original documents as well.
Search in Russian but transliteration of names is not so difficult.
If someone has a problem with Russian search I could help.

Vladimir Salita
Bowie, MD
vlasal@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: New huge archive available #belarus

Vladimir Salita <vlasal@...>
 

Dear researchers,

Thanks to Alex Volkov who provided that reference below on Ukraine SIG
mailing list.

The address is http://www.obd-memorial.ru/

That is an invaluable source of data on Russian (USSR) soldiers died or
disappeared during WW II compiled by Russian Defense Department.
Search is VERY slow now, their server is overloaded since they just recently
announced that database on TV.

I already checked it and found what I have been looking for.
Search by name works well. Also they show original documents as well.
Search in Russian but transliteration of names is not so difficult.
If someone has a problem with Russian search I could help.

Vladimir Salita
Bowie, MD
vlasal@...


PBS Series: The Jewish Americans #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

PBS will start to air a three-part series in January entitled: The Jewish
Americans by David Grubin. The URL for more information is:
http://www.jewishtvnetwork.com/jewishamericans/ You can access clips on
this site.

While it says it will air January 9,16, 23rd 9-11PM EST I checked with KCET
the PBS affiliate in Los Angeles, CA and it will also air the same time PST
as well as be rerun on the Sunday afternoon of that week- at least in Los
Angeles ( January 13, 20, and 27th at 3 PM) It is best to check with your
local PBS station for when it will air in your locale.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Chorzele, and Zakroczym Poland; FREJER, IMJAK,
WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland; SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA,
ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland GUTFARB -- Zambrow, Poland; ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland;
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes, Slovakia
(formerly Hungary); MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PBS Series: The Jewish Americans #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

PBS will start to air a three-part series in January entitled: The Jewish
Americans by David Grubin. The URL for more information is:
http://www.jewishtvnetwork.com/jewishamericans/ You can access clips on
this site.

While it says it will air January 9,16, 23rd 9-11PM EST I checked with KCET
the PBS affiliate in Los Angeles, CA and it will also air the same time PST
as well as be rerun on the Sunday afternoon of that week- at least in Los
Angeles ( January 13, 20, and 27th at 3 PM) It is best to check with your
local PBS station for when it will air in your locale.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Chorzele, and Zakroczym Poland; FREJER, IMJAK,
WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland; SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA,
ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland GUTFARB -- Zambrow, Poland; ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland;
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes, Slovakia
(formerly Hungary); MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine.


Acacia cemetery photo request #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

I am seeking someone who could take a photo of a grave at Acacia cemetery
for me.

Please reply privately by removing all numbers >from my email address.

Thank you.
Fraida Cohen
--
TAUBER "Harasz," Austria (Galicia?)
MARKS/MARKUS Pultusk, Poland
POMERANTZ Baranow and Warsaw
SCHALL Galicia/HOLRIE England
COHEN Minsk Wilna "Wolynia"
HODES Minsk Wilna "Wolynia"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Acacia cemetery photo request #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

I am seeking someone who could take a photo of a grave at Acacia cemetery
for me.

Please reply privately by removing all numbers >from my email address.

Thank you.
Fraida Cohen
--
TAUBER "Harasz," Austria (Galicia?)
MARKS/MARKUS Pultusk, Poland
POMERANTZ Baranow and Warsaw
SCHALL Galicia/HOLRIE England
COHEN Minsk Wilna "Wolynia"
HODES Minsk Wilna "Wolynia"


Fw: Corrected e-mail: Satu-Mare and Turt #romania

Mordechai David Pelta
 

Subject: Corrected e-mail: Satu-Mare and Turt

Satu-Mare and Turt

My mother's family is >from both places

My grandfather, Nicholas FARKAS born March 27, 1909 left
ALL of our personal religious items and possibly some photos
behind in Turt and Sat-Mar. religious items were left behind
on purpose and donated to the local shul and community which
we donated to on a regular basis as members of the community
in Sat-Mar between 1953 to 1963.

My family lived in Sat-Mar at Vorosmarti 40 and I do not
know where the house was in Turt. We also had a mill, a creek
beside it and a distillery in Turt.

I would really appreciate it very much if anyone can assist me
in finding out how we might be able to get back some siddurim,
kiddish cups, mezuzot and other religious items and of course
any photos as well -- this includes the family of my grandfather:
his older sister who was married to a physician with 2 little children,
his younger brother Lotzi and my grandmother as well >from Turt:
Sigismond(Yehoshua) and Hermina(Chana) WEISZ who were murdered at
Birkenau, along with most of the rest of the family.

Thank you very much,

Mordechai David Pelta, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

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Romania SIG #Romania Fw: Corrected e-mail: Satu-Mare and Turt #romania

Mordechai David Pelta
 

Subject: Corrected e-mail: Satu-Mare and Turt

Satu-Mare and Turt

My mother's family is >from both places

My grandfather, Nicholas FARKAS born March 27, 1909 left
ALL of our personal religious items and possibly some photos
behind in Turt and Sat-Mar. religious items were left behind
on purpose and donated to the local shul and community which
we donated to on a regular basis as members of the community
in Sat-Mar between 1953 to 1963.

My family lived in Sat-Mar at Vorosmarti 40 and I do not
know where the house was in Turt. We also had a mill, a creek
beside it and a distillery in Turt.

I would really appreciate it very much if anyone can assist me
in finding out how we might be able to get back some siddurim,
kiddish cups, mezuzot and other religious items and of course
any photos as well -- this includes the family of my grandfather:
his older sister who was married to a physician with 2 little children,
his younger brother Lotzi and my grandmother as well >from Turt:
Sigismond(Yehoshua) and Hermina(Chana) WEISZ who were murdered at
Birkenau, along with most of the rest of the family.

Thank you very much,

Mordechai David Pelta, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

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Looking for ZIEMAND, ZIMAND, ZINKER #galicia

Caroline Ranald Curvan <Caroline.Curvan@...>
 

I'm looking for information on the above family names. I believe
the towns lived in were Lwow, Sokal and Mosty Wielke. If anyone else
has any connection whatsoever, I'd be very happy to hear >from you.

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Caroline Ranald Curvan
Ossining, NY


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Looking for ZIEMAND, ZIMAND, ZINKER #galicia

Caroline Ranald Curvan <Caroline.Curvan@...>
 

I'm looking for information on the above family names. I believe
the towns lived in were Lwow, Sokal and Mosty Wielke. If anyone else
has any connection whatsoever, I'd be very happy to hear >from you.

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Caroline Ranald Curvan
Ossining, NY


Trembowla Synagogue #galicia

Sandi Poznanski <sandi149@...>
 

I have a couple of questions regarding the Trembowla Synagogue.
The pictures of the synagogue can be located at these sites.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_trembowla_photos.htm
That picture looks like a side view of the building

http://www.personal.ceu.hu/students/97/Roman_Zakharii/ter-syn.jpg
This one looks like the front of the building. It's a small picture
but you can still see it.

My questions are; Does anyone know if the synagogue is still in use
today and about how old is the building? It doesn't look very old
from the pictures. Also, approximately how many Jews are there in
Trembowla today, are there any left?

Thanks,
Sandi Poznanski


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Trembowla Synagogue #galicia

Sandi Poznanski <sandi149@...>
 

I have a couple of questions regarding the Trembowla Synagogue.
The pictures of the synagogue can be located at these sites.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_trembowla_photos.htm
That picture looks like a side view of the building

http://www.personal.ceu.hu/students/97/Roman_Zakharii/ter-syn.jpg
This one looks like the front of the building. It's a small picture
but you can still see it.

My questions are; Does anyone know if the synagogue is still in use
today and about how old is the building? It doesn't look very old
from the pictures. Also, approximately how many Jews are there in
Trembowla today, are there any left?

Thanks,
Sandi Poznanski


Laws Regarding Adopting Surnames #germany

Linda Shefler
 

A cousin of mine who is a rabbi pointed out something about the laws
requiring Jews to adopt permanent surnames that I've never heard before. He
said that there was a tax levied for each letter of the surname and that a
minimum of four letters was required. Is this true and can anyone elaborate
on this at all?

If you'd like to respond to the group, please feel free. I suspect others
will also be interested in the answer. Thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler Cary, NC linda.shefler@...


German SIG #Germany Laws Regarding Adopting Surnames #germany

Linda Shefler
 

A cousin of mine who is a rabbi pointed out something about the laws
requiring Jews to adopt permanent surnames that I've never heard before. He
said that there was a tax levied for each letter of the surname and that a
minimum of four letters was required. Is this true and can anyone elaborate
on this at all?

If you'd like to respond to the group, please feel free. I suspect others
will also be interested in the answer. Thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler Cary, NC linda.shefler@...


Searching the New Russian Archival Database #ukraine

Cindy g
 

I saw the posting concerning the Russian Archival database recently
made available at http://www.obd-memorial.ru/ . I am using Internet
Explorer and in order to search the database I would need to put my
research criteria in Cyrillic. Can anyone tell me how to do that?

Thank you,
Cindy Gallard


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fwd: Searching the New Russian Archival Database #ukraine

Cindy g
 

I saw the posting concerning the Russian Archival database recently
made available at http://www.obd-memorial.ru/ . I am using Internet
Explorer and in order to search the database I would need to put my
research criteria in Cyrillic. Can anyone tell me how to do that?

Thank you,
Cindy Gallard