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Carol Skydell Resigns As Vice President - Special Projects #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

It is with very deep emotion that we publicly announce Carol Skydell's
resignation >from JewishGen as a Vice President.

Carol joined the JewishGen volunteer corps when we first met her back in
Washington, DC at the 1995 conference. Over the years, Carol has taken on so
many roles and worn so many hats that it is next to impossible to recount them
all.

What we can recount is her undying loyalty and commitment to JewishGen over the
last 12+ years. Her energy and her creativity can be seen in so many areas
throughout this organization as it just continued to grow. And trust some of
this growth was in spurts! Big ones!

Rewinding to 1995, the internet was fast becoming a reality rather than a
figment of our imagination. Carol was so very instrumental in this pioneering
effort that we see today as JewishGen. As with any new venture, the pioneering
spirit required overcoming the hills and valleys, always so difficult when the
road ahead is not defined. It required flexibility in thought and deed, being
able to think 'outside the box', as they say. Carol was truly there every step
of the way! And most important, she has been a trusted and loyal friend and
supporter, making this announcement ever so difficult to write.

We can suppose that at the ripe young age of 82 (?!), Carol has chosen some
other "battles to fight" and "hills to climb" that have become very dear to her.

On behalf of all of us at JewishGen, there truly are no words to properly thank
her for her 12 years of service to this organization. We wish her Godspeed into
the New Year and in her new ventures.

Susan

Susan E. King
Founder/President & Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


Happy New Year - 2008 #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As this year winds down to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity
to share our best wishes for a Happy New Year to everyone, near and far.

We wish only the best to you and yours for a wonderful 2008.

Susan

Susan E. King
Founder/President & Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


Tchakarov & -ov surname endings #sephardic

Sami_cd <sami_cd@...>
 

A very interesting thread has ensued after the initial Chakarov surname was
mentioned. I am afraid some people have come to the wrong conclusions just by
associating the -ov surname ending with a certain region.
The fact is that it is a very common surname ending in several Slavic
regions (just like the German prefix Von, the Dutch Van, and the Swedish
suffix -son) Bulgaria, Ukraine and Belarus have already been mentioned.
Macedonia also has this form of Slavic surname ending. Depending upon which
warring army went through the region and enforced its terror, the surnames
were changed: -ic', -ov, -ev, and finally the Macedonian -ski. Nevertheless
one can find all these forms still present in the Macedonian surnames. Some
families actually have all these surname forms still in their documentation.

The surname Tchakarov is a typical Bulgarian Slavic surname. Nevertheless
this is also a typical Macedonian Surname. I had some friends with that same
surname myself who live in Macedonia at this moment. The surname is also
found in the form of "Tchakar" and as "Tchakarovski". As far as I know them,
there was no association of that family to anything Jewish. They are
Macedonians -Orthodox Christians.

According to a Macedonian dictionary, "tchakar-est" (which would be
something like "tchakar-like"), (phonetically written) means "cross-eyed,
cock-eyed, squint-eyed".
The closest sounding word to that is "tchakal" which could mean 1. jackal,
2. gravel.

Just for brainstorming, please have in mind that there were mixed marriages
and a woman who married a non-Jew would carry his non-Jewish surname, yet
the children wuld be Jewish.

Regards
Joco Sami
Monastirli in Toronto.


Happy New Year - 2008 #sephardic

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As this year winds down to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity
to share our best wishes for a Happy New Year to everyone, near and far.

We wish only the best to you and yours for a wonderful 2008.

Susan

Susan E. King
Founder/President & Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Carol Skydell Resigns As Vice President - Special Projects #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

It is with very deep emotion that we publicly announce Carol Skydell's
resignation >from JewishGen as a Vice President.

Carol joined the JewishGen volunteer corps when we first met her back in
Washington, DC at the 1995 conference. Over the years, Carol has taken on so
many roles and worn so many hats that it is next to impossible to recount them
all.

What we can recount is her undying loyalty and commitment to JewishGen over the
last 12+ years. Her energy and her creativity can be seen in so many areas
throughout this organization as it just continued to grow. And trust some of
this growth was in spurts! Big ones!

Rewinding to 1995, the internet was fast becoming a reality rather than a
figment of our imagination. Carol was so very instrumental in this pioneering
effort that we see today as JewishGen. As with any new venture, the pioneering
spirit required overcoming the hills and valleys, always so difficult when the
road ahead is not defined. It required flexibility in thought and deed, being
able to think 'outside the box', as they say. Carol was truly there every step
of the way! And most important, she has been a trusted and loyal friend and
supporter, making this announcement ever so difficult to write.

We can suppose that at the ripe young age of 82 (?!), Carol has chosen some
other "battles to fight" and "hills to climb" that have become very dear to her.

On behalf of all of us at JewishGen, there truly are no words to properly thank
her for her 12 years of service to this organization. We wish her Godspeed into
the New Year and in her new ventures.

Susan

Susan E. King
Founder/President & Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Happy New Year - 2008 #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As this year winds down to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity
to share our best wishes for a Happy New Year to everyone, near and far.

We wish only the best to you and yours for a wonderful 2008.

Susan

Susan E. King
Founder/President & Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Tchakarov & -ov surname endings #sephardic

Sami_cd <sami_cd@...>
 

A very interesting thread has ensued after the initial Chakarov surname was
mentioned. I am afraid some people have come to the wrong conclusions just by
associating the -ov surname ending with a certain region.
The fact is that it is a very common surname ending in several Slavic
regions (just like the German prefix Von, the Dutch Van, and the Swedish
suffix -son) Bulgaria, Ukraine and Belarus have already been mentioned.
Macedonia also has this form of Slavic surname ending. Depending upon which
warring army went through the region and enforced its terror, the surnames
were changed: -ic', -ov, -ev, and finally the Macedonian -ski. Nevertheless
one can find all these forms still present in the Macedonian surnames. Some
families actually have all these surname forms still in their documentation.

The surname Tchakarov is a typical Bulgarian Slavic surname. Nevertheless
this is also a typical Macedonian Surname. I had some friends with that same
surname myself who live in Macedonia at this moment. The surname is also
found in the form of "Tchakar" and as "Tchakarovski". As far as I know them,
there was no association of that family to anything Jewish. They are
Macedonians -Orthodox Christians.

According to a Macedonian dictionary, "tchakar-est" (which would be
something like "tchakar-like"), (phonetically written) means "cross-eyed,
cock-eyed, squint-eyed".
The closest sounding word to that is "tchakal" which could mean 1. jackal,
2. gravel.

Just for brainstorming, please have in mind that there were mixed marriages
and a woman who married a non-Jew would carry his non-Jewish surname, yet
the children wuld be Jewish.

Regards
Joco Sami
Monastirli in Toronto.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Happy New Year - 2008 #sephardic

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As this year winds down to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity
to share our best wishes for a Happy New Year to everyone, near and far.

We wish only the best to you and yours for a wonderful 2008.

Susan

Susan E. King
Founder/President & Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


Carol Skydell Resigns As Vice President - Special Projects #sephardic

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

It is with very deep emotion that we publicly announce Carol Skydell's
resignation >from JewishGen as a Vice President.

Carol joined the JewishGen volunteer corps when we first met her back in
Washington, DC at the 1995 conference. Over the years, Carol has taken on so
many roles and worn so many hats that it is next to impossible to recount them
all.

What we can recount is her undying loyalty and commitment to JewishGen over the
last 12+ years. Her energy and her creativity can be seen in so many areas
throughout this organization as it just continued to grow. And trust some of
this growth was in spurts! Big ones!

Rewinding to 1995, the internet was fast becoming a reality rather than a
figment of our imagination. Carol was so very instrumental in this pioneering
effort that we see today as JewishGen. As with any new venture, the pioneering
spirit required overcoming the hills and valleys, always so difficult when the
road ahead is not defined. It required flexibility in thought and deed, being
able to think 'outside the box', as they say. Carol was truly there every step
of the way! And most important, she has been a trusted and loyal friend and
supporter, making this announcement ever so difficult to write.

We can suppose that at the ripe young age of 82 (?!), Carol has chosen some
other "battles to fight" and "hills to climb" that have become very dear to her.

On behalf of all of us at JewishGen, there truly are no words to properly thank
her for her 12 years of service to this organization. We wish her Godspeed into
the New Year and in her new ventures.

Susan

Susan E. King
Founder/President & Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Carol Skydell Resigns As Vice President - Special Projects #sephardic

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

It is with very deep emotion that we publicly announce Carol Skydell's
resignation >from JewishGen as a Vice President.

Carol joined the JewishGen volunteer corps when we first met her back in
Washington, DC at the 1995 conference. Over the years, Carol has taken on so
many roles and worn so many hats that it is next to impossible to recount them
all.

What we can recount is her undying loyalty and commitment to JewishGen over the
last 12+ years. Her energy and her creativity can be seen in so many areas
throughout this organization as it just continued to grow. And trust some of
this growth was in spurts! Big ones!

Rewinding to 1995, the internet was fast becoming a reality rather than a
figment of our imagination. Carol was so very instrumental in this pioneering
effort that we see today as JewishGen. As with any new venture, the pioneering
spirit required overcoming the hills and valleys, always so difficult when the
road ahead is not defined. It required flexibility in thought and deed, being
able to think 'outside the box', as they say. Carol was truly there every step
of the way! And most important, she has been a trusted and loyal friend and
supporter, making this announcement ever so difficult to write.

We can suppose that at the ripe young age of 82 (?!), Carol has chosen some
other "battles to fight" and "hills to climb" that have become very dear to her.

On behalf of all of us at JewishGen, there truly are no words to properly thank
her for her 12 years of service to this organization. We wish her Godspeed into
the New Year and in her new ventures.

Susan

Susan E. King
Founder/President & Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.


Re: Naskitel, Van Es, Van Essen #germany

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski
 

Re: Naskitel, Van Es and searching functions
Christopher Massur wrote that the name Naskitel does not appear on:

http://dutchjewry.org/databases/naam_aan_neming/Aanneem_menu.asp

I fact, it does appear in the database. If you go to the website
http://shum.huji.ac.il/~dutchjew/genealog/ashkenazi/index.htm

and use the find feature of Internet explorer you will see De Nat Naskitel,
Hamburger Naskitel, Luijken Levie-Naskitel, Naskitel (2), Naskitel Cohen.
Van Es does not appear, but Van Essen does.

Sharon G. Broniatowski Cleveland, Ohio <sgrundbron@prodigy.net>


German SIG #Germany Re: Naskitel, Van Es, Van Essen #germany

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski
 

Re: Naskitel, Van Es and searching functions
Christopher Massur wrote that the name Naskitel does not appear on:

http://dutchjewry.org/databases/naam_aan_neming/Aanneem_menu.asp

I fact, it does appear in the database. If you go to the website
http://shum.huji.ac.il/~dutchjew/genealog/ashkenazi/index.htm

and use the find feature of Internet explorer you will see De Nat Naskitel,
Hamburger Naskitel, Luijken Levie-Naskitel, Naskitel (2), Naskitel Cohen.
Van Es does not appear, but Van Essen does.

Sharon G. Broniatowski Cleveland, Ohio <sgrundbron@prodigy.net>


R. Simon HORCHHEIM #rabbinic

Pascal Faustini <pascal.faustini@...>
 

Dear Ravsiggers,

I'm looking for any information about R. Simon HORCHHEIM who was
rabbi in Mutzig (Alsace) in the years 1780/1790 and died in 1805.
He married Edel, a daughter of R. Loeb ELSASS who was also rabbi in
Mutzig for all the Jewish communities of the bishopric of
Strasbourg. Did R. Simon really come >from Horchheim? Where did he
work before settling in Mutzig? Was his father also a rabbi?

Any help will be greatly acknowledged.

Pascal Faustini
Thionville, France


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Simon HORCHHEIM #rabbinic

Pascal Faustini <pascal.faustini@...>
 

Dear Ravsiggers,

I'm looking for any information about R. Simon HORCHHEIM who was
rabbi in Mutzig (Alsace) in the years 1780/1790 and died in 1805.
He married Edel, a daughter of R. Loeb ELSASS who was also rabbi in
Mutzig for all the Jewish communities of the bishopric of
Strasbourg. Did R. Simon really come >from Horchheim? Where did he
work before settling in Mutzig? Was his father also a rabbi?

Any help will be greatly acknowledged.

Pascal Faustini
Thionville, France


R' David HaLevi, ABD Eisenstadt #rabbinic

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Hello RavSiggers!

I was wondering if anybody had a list of the names of the AB"Ds in
Eisenstadt (then in Hungary) during the middle of the 17th century
(1630-1670).

I am looking for info about R' David HaLevi born in Prague who was
AB"D in Eisenstadt.

Thanks
Isak Gath, Haifa


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' David HaLevi, ABD Eisenstadt #rabbinic

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Hello RavSiggers!

I was wondering if anybody had a list of the names of the AB"Ds in
Eisenstadt (then in Hungary) during the middle of the 17th century
(1630-1670).

I am looking for info about R' David HaLevi born in Prague who was
AB"D in Eisenstadt.

Thanks
Isak Gath, Haifa


Re: Announcements in Archived Journals #rabbinic

A. Marmorstein <mehadrin@...>
 

On 2007.12.28, I quoted the following announcement:

Beth Eked Sefarim---monthly journal for all areas of Torah study and
strengthening of the Jewish faith--- published by Rabbi Yosef Shimon
Pollak in SatuMare Romania. Vol. 9 issue 1-2 5690 (1929)

Announced on the back page----

Our Sages say: The Holy One blessed be He does not rest His presence
except upon the families of established pedigree in Israel
(Kiddushin 40) and we therefore announce that anyone who wishes to
know his ancestry for generations should contact Rabbi Chaim Dov
Gross, the head of a yeshiva in Munkacz and he will receive his
family tree. The author has already received his credentials as an
expert in the field of genealogy with his work 'Chayei Aryeh' about
the family of Rabbi Leib Tzuntz of Plock, printed at the beginning
of the book Melo Ha'omer, and [...]

Rabbin Ch. Ber Gross MUNKACEWA Slovenska
As a follow up, I assume that this is the same person as the Chaim
Yissochor GROSS who wrote a supplement named Tiferes banim Avosam as
a supplement to teh Sefer Be'er Yaakov on Orach Chaim, tracing the
ancestry of Rabbi Chayim Yaakov Kalevi Kraushar (its author) to King
David.

Rabbi Ch B GROSS, is also described as the author of Toldos
Binyamin. I do not know whether that is also a brief genealogy at
the end of a Sefer. he mentions that he was commissioned to write
Tiferes banim Avosam by Rabbi Abraham Kraushar of Brooklyn and his
brother-in-law Rabbi Shmuel Yehuda Spitzer of Munkac.

His footnotes are full of interesting observations and I will mention
just one. the MaHaRSHa - Rav Shmuel Eidlisz, author of famous Talmudic
commentary---is said to have been a descendant of Rabbi Yehuda
HaChassid. He mentions that the source is the responsa Shem Aryeh,
Yoreh Deah 27. Another source is the beginning of the Sefer Shiva
Kenei Hamenorah which lists 22 generations >from Rav Yehuda HaChassid
author of Sefer HaChasidim to MaHaRSHa. Rabbi GROSS observes that he
transcribed this list of ancestors for the author of Avos Atarah
leBanim , but pointed out that he does not think it is a valid chart
and complained that Avos Atarah lebanim reproduced the list without
mentioning that it was of dubious validity.

Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein
New York City


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Announcements in Archived Journals #rabbinic

A. Marmorstein <mehadrin@...>
 

On 2007.12.28, I quoted the following announcement:

Beth Eked Sefarim---monthly journal for all areas of Torah study and
strengthening of the Jewish faith--- published by Rabbi Yosef Shimon
Pollak in SatuMare Romania. Vol. 9 issue 1-2 5690 (1929)

Announced on the back page----

Our Sages say: The Holy One blessed be He does not rest His presence
except upon the families of established pedigree in Israel
(Kiddushin 40) and we therefore announce that anyone who wishes to
know his ancestry for generations should contact Rabbi Chaim Dov
Gross, the head of a yeshiva in Munkacz and he will receive his
family tree. The author has already received his credentials as an
expert in the field of genealogy with his work 'Chayei Aryeh' about
the family of Rabbi Leib Tzuntz of Plock, printed at the beginning
of the book Melo Ha'omer, and [...]

Rabbin Ch. Ber Gross MUNKACEWA Slovenska
As a follow up, I assume that this is the same person as the Chaim
Yissochor GROSS who wrote a supplement named Tiferes banim Avosam as
a supplement to teh Sefer Be'er Yaakov on Orach Chaim, tracing the
ancestry of Rabbi Chayim Yaakov Kalevi Kraushar (its author) to King
David.

Rabbi Ch B GROSS, is also described as the author of Toldos
Binyamin. I do not know whether that is also a brief genealogy at
the end of a Sefer. he mentions that he was commissioned to write
Tiferes banim Avosam by Rabbi Abraham Kraushar of Brooklyn and his
brother-in-law Rabbi Shmuel Yehuda Spitzer of Munkac.

His footnotes are full of interesting observations and I will mention
just one. the MaHaRSHa - Rav Shmuel Eidlisz, author of famous Talmudic
commentary---is said to have been a descendant of Rabbi Yehuda
HaChassid. He mentions that the source is the responsa Shem Aryeh,
Yoreh Deah 27. Another source is the beginning of the Sefer Shiva
Kenei Hamenorah which lists 22 generations >from Rav Yehuda HaChassid
author of Sefer HaChasidim to MaHaRSHa. Rabbi GROSS observes that he
transcribed this list of ancestors for the author of Avos Atarah
leBanim , but pointed out that he does not think it is a valid chart
and complained that Avos Atarah lebanim reproduced the list without
mentioning that it was of dubious validity.

Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein
New York City


ZIRNER Family from Hungary and Vienna #austria-czech

Ed Zwieback <ezwieback@...>
 

We have collected a lot of basic info about the ZIRNER family, originally
from Bonyhad, Hungary, and prominent in Vienna. They were connected to the
ZWIEBACK family. The ZIRNER family chart is shown at
http://ezwieback.com/ZFN-p/ld10.htm#a0 .

I would be happy add any new family info to the website.

Regards,
Ed Zwieback
Long Beach, California
with the ZWIEBACK Family Name at http://ezwieback.com/ZFN-p/index.htm


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ZIRNER Family from Hungary and Vienna #austria-czech

Ed Zwieback <ezwieback@...>
 

We have collected a lot of basic info about the ZIRNER family, originally
from Bonyhad, Hungary, and prominent in Vienna. They were connected to the
ZWIEBACK family. The ZIRNER family chart is shown at
http://ezwieback.com/ZFN-p/ld10.htm#a0 .

I would be happy add any new family info to the website.

Regards,
Ed Zwieback
Long Beach, California
with the ZWIEBACK Family Name at http://ezwieback.com/ZFN-p/index.htm