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Re: Betar in Ludza #latvia

martha <martha@...>
 

At 8:21 -0700 13/06/2004, Arie Band wrote:

I'm looking for information about Betar in Ludza.
My gradfather Moshe Ma-Yafit (Mayofis) was a member
and a "Mefaked" in this group.
I wonder if any of you have information or pictures
from Betar Ludza.
Best regards,
Arie Band
Arie and anyone else interested in photos of organisations of pre-war
Jewish Latvia, your best bet is the Archives of Latvians and
Estonians at Sefayim, Israel

If you check out the Courland webpage, you will find a detailed list
of what they have available.

Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004

President, SIG Latvia
Steering Committee, Courland Research Group


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Betar in Ludza #latvia

martha <martha@...>
 

At 8:21 -0700 13/06/2004, Arie Band wrote:

I'm looking for information about Betar in Ludza.
My gradfather Moshe Ma-Yafit (Mayofis) was a member
and a "Mefaked" in this group.
I wonder if any of you have information or pictures
from Betar Ludza.
Best regards,
Arie Band
Arie and anyone else interested in photos of organisations of pre-war
Jewish Latvia, your best bet is the Archives of Latvians and
Estonians at Sefayim, Israel

If you check out the Courland webpage, you will find a detailed list
of what they have available.

Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004

President, SIG Latvia
Steering Committee, Courland Research Group


cemetery in Korolovka #galicia

drgoldin90@...
 

Hello Genners

I am looking for someone who could do some research for me at the cemetery in
Korolovka. I'm told it is very large and still in good condition. Does anyone
know a reputable researcher?

Marge Goldin
Dix Hills, NY USA

Researching: MEISELMAN(N) (Korolovka); AUSTRIAN (Radom, Poland);
FISHER (Kutno Poland and London England); LEVY (Kutno Poland and London England);
BREGMAN (Slutsk) PETZURAN/BREAKSTONE (Grozov)

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia cemetery in Korolovka #galicia

drgoldin90@...
 

Hello Genners

I am looking for someone who could do some research for me at the cemetery in
Korolovka. I'm told it is very large and still in good condition. Does anyone
know a reputable researcher?

Marge Goldin
Dix Hills, NY USA

Researching: MEISELMAN(N) (Korolovka); AUSTRIAN (Radom, Poland);
FISHER (Kutno Poland and London England); LEVY (Kutno Poland and London England);
BREGMAN (Slutsk) PETZURAN/BREAKSTONE (Grozov)

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately]


GenAmi website updated, all the titles #germany

Association GenAmi <asso.genami@...>
 

It is possible to find the titles of the new issue of GenAmi
on its web site at http://asso.genami.free.fr
as well as all the former titles.

For the English version, click on the English flag.

We answer to all the questions written in 5 possible languages.

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France asso.genami@...


German SIG #Germany GenAmi website updated, all the titles #germany

Association GenAmi <asso.genami@...>
 

It is possible to find the titles of the new issue of GenAmi
on its web site at http://asso.genami.free.fr
as well as all the former titles.

For the English version, click on the English flag.

We answer to all the questions written in 5 possible languages.

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France asso.genami@...


Re: meanings of first names from europe #germany

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/12/2004 callydude@... writes:
We are curious to see if members recognize these names as common Jewish first
names, and if they have a hebrew version or a similar spelling >from europe.

Beryl, = Berl, >from Ber or Baer, >from Hebrew Issachar and later Dov

Enos, == biblical: either Chanoch, son of Cain or Enosh son of Seth

Verde, == perhaps French (vert) for green, perhaps German (Wert) for for
value or Wuerde for dignity

and Armanus.== perhaps >from Amanuel = Emanuel = usually Menachem or Mendel in
Hebrew/Yiddish

"Other siblings have more common names such as Goldi, Noah (Noach), Levi, Salome,
etc. These are some of the children of Sara and Daniel YOUNG of Ohio in the mid
1800's. The family tree immigrated to Philly, USA >from the Palatinate.
We also desire to find detailed sites dealing with Jews >from Palatinate prior
to 1900's."

==There are two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of
the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate or Rhine Palatinate) is now part
of Rhineland-Palatinate and the other (Upper Palatinate) is now part of
Bavaria.

Looking to find info about the unusual first name of
Vallendin(e), Vallentine, Vallendien. = The intechangability of D and T
suggests the Palatinate you're speaking of is the Bavarian one, where these
letters were more or less interchangable. It''s obviously >from the Latin name
Valentine (meaning "strong" or "heroic" cf valiant). It could be derived from
Falk -> Faelklein (Falk is the kinnuy for Yehoshua/Joshua.) It might also be
derived >from Palatinate but that's unlikely because those territories are known as
Pfalz

Michael Bernet, New York


German SIG #Germany Re: meanings of first names from europe #germany

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/12/2004 callydude@... writes:
We are curious to see if members recognize these names as common Jewish first
names, and if they have a hebrew version or a similar spelling >from europe.

Beryl, = Berl, >from Ber or Baer, >from Hebrew Issachar and later Dov

Enos, == biblical: either Chanoch, son of Cain or Enosh son of Seth

Verde, == perhaps French (vert) for green, perhaps German (Wert) for for
value or Wuerde for dignity

and Armanus.== perhaps >from Amanuel = Emanuel = usually Menachem or Mendel in
Hebrew/Yiddish

"Other siblings have more common names such as Goldi, Noah (Noach), Levi, Salome,
etc. These are some of the children of Sara and Daniel YOUNG of Ohio in the mid
1800's. The family tree immigrated to Philly, USA >from the Palatinate.
We also desire to find detailed sites dealing with Jews >from Palatinate prior
to 1900's."

==There are two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of
the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate or Rhine Palatinate) is now part
of Rhineland-Palatinate and the other (Upper Palatinate) is now part of
Bavaria.

Looking to find info about the unusual first name of
Vallendin(e), Vallentine, Vallendien. = The intechangability of D and T
suggests the Palatinate you're speaking of is the Bavarian one, where these
letters were more or less interchangable. It''s obviously >from the Latin name
Valentine (meaning "strong" or "heroic" cf valiant). It could be derived from
Falk -> Faelklein (Falk is the kinnuy for Yehoshua/Joshua.) It might also be
derived >from Palatinate but that's unlikely because those territories are known as
Pfalz

Michael Bernet, New York


Suplament to the surname BASCH #germany

Ury Link
 

Dear Genners,
I find today another explanation for the surname BASCH and I think that it
give us 1 explanation more. In the book" Vor und Familiennamen in Deutschen
Sprachgebiet", Konrad Kunze,Deutschen Taschenbuch Verlag,Munchen 1998, I
find in page 34 that the family name BASCH is derived >from the given name
Sebastian. He give this schema: Sebastian , Sebast , Seebass , Bast(ein)
, Ba(a)sch.

The origin of the name Sebastian is the Greek word Sebastos what mean a
person or a town that is sublime or exalted or august, and Sebastianus mean
the man >from Sebastia Augusta. In israel near Shechem is the old ruins of
Sebastia. The city name Sebastia is common in the antick world.
Of course I don't know what this name have to do with the Jewish family
name BASCH, but this is another explanation. Best regards

Ury Link Amsterdam Holland <uryl@...>


German SIG #Germany Suplament to the surname BASCH #germany

Ury Link
 

Dear Genners,
I find today another explanation for the surname BASCH and I think that it
give us 1 explanation more. In the book" Vor und Familiennamen in Deutschen
Sprachgebiet", Konrad Kunze,Deutschen Taschenbuch Verlag,Munchen 1998, I
find in page 34 that the family name BASCH is derived >from the given name
Sebastian. He give this schema: Sebastian , Sebast , Seebass , Bast(ein)
, Ba(a)sch.

The origin of the name Sebastian is the Greek word Sebastos what mean a
person or a town that is sublime or exalted or august, and Sebastianus mean
the man >from Sebastia Augusta. In israel near Shechem is the old ruins of
Sebastia. The city name Sebastia is common in the antick world.
Of course I don't know what this name have to do with the Jewish family
name BASCH, but this is another explanation. Best regards

Ury Link Amsterdam Holland <uryl@...>


The first (and family) name "Gumpel" #germany

Zeev Raphael <zeevra@...>
 

Prof. G. L. Esterson wrote:

"... Thus, in general, one might find Gumpl connected to any of the
Hebrew names Efrayim, Mordechai, and Yaakov as a nickname,
and to the name Mordechai as a kinui.

The following is what Benzion C. Kaganoff ("A Dictionary of Jewish Names"
Schocken Books, NY, 1977) writes:

"GOMPERTZ. This comes >from the old German name Gundbert. Gumpert (Gompert) was
frequently added to the Hebrew names Ephraim and Mordecai as early as the
fourteenth century. It first appears as a family name at the end of the
sixteenth century. There are a number of variants of this name such as:
Gomperz, Gomperas, Kompert, Kumpert, Gumpertz, Gumprecht, Gumpel, Gimpel, Gimble."

Those of you who are interested in GUMPEL as a FAMILY name, may like to look up
the article "Die Hamburger Familie Gumpel, und der Dichter Heinrich Heine" by
Jacob (Jack) Raphael. The article appeared in the "Zeitschrift fuer die
Geschichte der Juden", Tel Aviv, No. 1/1969, page 33, and contains a fair amount
of family data relating to the GUMPELs.

For those interested, I would be prepared to discuss this article privately.

Best wishes,

Zeev Raphael, Haifa E-mail: zeevra@...


German SIG #Germany The first (and family) name "Gumpel" #germany

Zeev Raphael <zeevra@...>
 

Prof. G. L. Esterson wrote:

"... Thus, in general, one might find Gumpl connected to any of the
Hebrew names Efrayim, Mordechai, and Yaakov as a nickname,
and to the name Mordechai as a kinui.

The following is what Benzion C. Kaganoff ("A Dictionary of Jewish Names"
Schocken Books, NY, 1977) writes:

"GOMPERTZ. This comes >from the old German name Gundbert. Gumpert (Gompert) was
frequently added to the Hebrew names Ephraim and Mordecai as early as the
fourteenth century. It first appears as a family name at the end of the
sixteenth century. There are a number of variants of this name such as:
Gomperz, Gomperas, Kompert, Kumpert, Gumpertz, Gumprecht, Gumpel, Gimpel, Gimble."

Those of you who are interested in GUMPEL as a FAMILY name, may like to look up
the article "Die Hamburger Familie Gumpel, und der Dichter Heinrich Heine" by
Jacob (Jack) Raphael. The article appeared in the "Zeitschrift fuer die
Geschichte der Juden", Tel Aviv, No. 1/1969, page 33, and contains a fair amount
of family data relating to the GUMPELs.

For those interested, I would be prepared to discuss this article privately.

Best wishes,

Zeev Raphael, Haifa E-mail: zeevra@...


Re: meanings of first names from europe #germany

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Abraham TIEKE, & Jimmy S. Sacramento, CA. callydude@... asked:

We are curious to see if members recognize these
names as common Jewish first names, and if they have a
Hebrew version or a similar spelling >from Europe.

Beryl, Enos, Verde, and Armanus.

= Beryl [male], the Yiddish variant for Bear, which is the English for the
Hebrew Dov. The originality is the honey loving animal Bear :-)
Enos [male] is the English for the Biblical name Enosh, which is the source
for Hebrew denotation for human being.
Verde. The closest Hebrew name is Varda [female], which is the Hebrew for Lily.
But the inflection Ve reminds me of a place in Senegal, Africa, Cape-Verde.
With regard to Armanus, which is not a Hebrew name and seems to be close to
Ermano [male] which is the Italian for Herman.

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel <chaikin@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: meanings of first names from europe #germany

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Abraham TIEKE, & Jimmy S. Sacramento, CA. callydude@... asked:

We are curious to see if members recognize these
names as common Jewish first names, and if they have a
Hebrew version or a similar spelling >from Europe.

Beryl, Enos, Verde, and Armanus.

= Beryl [male], the Yiddish variant for Bear, which is the English for the
Hebrew Dov. The originality is the honey loving animal Bear :-)
Enos [male] is the English for the Biblical name Enosh, which is the source
for Hebrew denotation for human being.
Verde. The closest Hebrew name is Varda [female], which is the Hebrew for Lily.
But the inflection Ve reminds me of a place in Senegal, Africa, Cape-Verde.
With regard to Armanus, which is not a Hebrew name and seems to be close to
Ermano [male] which is the Italian for Herman.

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel <chaikin@...>


another possibility for BASCH #germany

Association GenAmi <asso.genami@...>
 

I think it is an error to think that a name has only one origin.
In many cases, there are several possibilities.
For BASCH, I have read different propositions. One of them was a possible acronym
of "Bierschenk".

This name BASCH is at the origin of one of my husband's family names in Fuerth and
curiously, the name BASCH gave place to many other names. In our branch, the
family became BASCH-WEINSCHENK then WEINSCHENK alone. Even if Bier is not Wine,
they are sold at the same place. This could confirm the hypothesis done.
Other branches became BASS, BADINGER...etc. Any comments ?

Micheline GUTMANN asso.genami@... Site GenAmi : http://asso.genami.free.fr

MODERATOR REMINDER: This forum is not the place to argue the relative merits of
various name origin theories. If one of those interested in the BASCH origin
will volunteer to collect all responses and then create and post a summary of them
it will appear here. **NEW** ideas about BASCH, especially those that come
with citations of published sources, are always on topic. MOD1


German SIG #Germany another possibility for BASCH #germany

Association GenAmi <asso.genami@...>
 

I think it is an error to think that a name has only one origin.
In many cases, there are several possibilities.
For BASCH, I have read different propositions. One of them was a possible acronym
of "Bierschenk".

This name BASCH is at the origin of one of my husband's family names in Fuerth and
curiously, the name BASCH gave place to many other names. In our branch, the
family became BASCH-WEINSCHENK then WEINSCHENK alone. Even if Bier is not Wine,
they are sold at the same place. This could confirm the hypothesis done.
Other branches became BASS, BADINGER...etc. Any comments ?

Micheline GUTMANN asso.genami@... Site GenAmi : http://asso.genami.free.fr

MODERATOR REMINDER: This forum is not the place to argue the relative merits of
various name origin theories. If one of those interested in the BASCH origin
will volunteer to collect all responses and then create and post a summary of them
it will appear here. **NEW** ideas about BASCH, especially those that come
with citations of published sources, are always on topic. MOD1


Bavarian matrikel CD #germany

corys@...
 

I've just received my copy of the CD of the Jewish Registers 1813-1861 for Middle
Franconia, published by the Bavarian State Archives. Thanks again to all the
GerSiggers who made suggestions about how to contact the archives and order this
CD >from the U.S. It is a wonderful resource, and I have already found the
listings for many of my ancestors >from this area. Since I do not read German,
I expect to post some translation requests on ViewMate shortly. In the meantime,
can anyone clarify the meaning of the word "Brodling" [umlaut over the "o" which
appears in some of the listings? Thanks very much.

Cory Streisinger Portland, Oregon corys@...


German SIG #Germany Bavarian matrikel CD #germany

corys@...
 

I've just received my copy of the CD of the Jewish Registers 1813-1861 for Middle
Franconia, published by the Bavarian State Archives. Thanks again to all the
GerSiggers who made suggestions about how to contact the archives and order this
CD >from the U.S. It is a wonderful resource, and I have already found the
listings for many of my ancestors >from this area. Since I do not read German,
I expect to post some translation requests on ViewMate shortly. In the meantime,
can anyone clarify the meaning of the word "Brodling" [umlaut over the "o" which
appears in some of the listings? Thanks very much.

Cory Streisinger Portland, Oregon corys@...


trip to Belarus #belarus

Lawrence Arem <arem645@...>
 

My teen-age son and I have just returned >from a second trip to Belarus in
two years (we posted a write-up of last year's trip on the Belarus SIG
Newsletter.) As last year, the trip was amazing. We went back to re-visit
some places and people, and this time also met some long-lost cousins both
in Belarus and Ukraine.
Neither trip could have taken place without the help of Joanna Fletcher and
Shtetl-schleppers. I strongly urge anyone who can possibly go to go, and to
work with this fantastic organization. The experiences have been one of the
highlights of my life.

Marcia Arem, Philadelphia

BEZRUCHKIN (Urechye,Slutsk, Starie Dorogie)

LEVIN (Removitz,Deroshkavitch, Urechye)


Belarus SIG #Belarus trip to Belarus #belarus

Lawrence Arem <arem645@...>
 

My teen-age son and I have just returned >from a second trip to Belarus in
two years (we posted a write-up of last year's trip on the Belarus SIG
Newsletter.) As last year, the trip was amazing. We went back to re-visit
some places and people, and this time also met some long-lost cousins both
in Belarus and Ukraine.
Neither trip could have taken place without the help of Joanna Fletcher and
Shtetl-schleppers. I strongly urge anyone who can possibly go to go, and to
work with this fantastic organization. The experiences have been one of the
highlights of my life.

Marcia Arem, Philadelphia

BEZRUCHKIN (Urechye,Slutsk, Starie Dorogie)

LEVIN (Removitz,Deroshkavitch, Urechye)