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New book #hungary

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

I just saw an announcement about a new book, which I have not read. It
is by Yeshayahu A. Yelinek and the title is:
The Carpatian Diaspora: The Jews of Subcarpathian Rus and Mukachevo,
Boulder, CO; E. European Monographs, 2008; 480 pages.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto

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Hungary SIG #Hungary New book #hungary

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

I just saw an announcement about a new book, which I have not read. It
is by Yeshayahu A. Yelinek and the title is:
The Carpatian Diaspora: The Jews of Subcarpathian Rus and Mukachevo,
Boulder, CO; E. European Monographs, 2008; 480 pages.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto

Moderator: This is a one-time announcement of a commercial publication. Please contact Henry off-list if you want further information.


Re: Is this a German name #general

Roger Lustig
 

Anita:
The best way to find this out is by checking the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF), to see what places people researching
the surname FLEISHMAN have entered:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff >.

The name, as Evertjan Hannivoort has already pointed out,
is of Germanic origin. The particular spelling you give is
*not* German; in German, it would be spelled FLEISCHMANN.
The spelling could have come >from transliteration of the
name >from Hebrew letters (Yiddish) or Cyrillic letters
(Russian, etc.). Or it could be an Americanization of a
German name.

Best,
Roger Lustig
research co-ordinator, GerSIG

AREACO@... wrote:

I am helping a friend trace his roots. Is the name FLEISHMAN German,
of could this family come >from another country?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is this a German name #general

Roger Lustig
 

Anita:
The best way to find this out is by checking the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF), to see what places people researching
the surname FLEISHMAN have entered:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff >.

The name, as Evertjan Hannivoort has already pointed out,
is of Germanic origin. The particular spelling you give is
*not* German; in German, it would be spelled FLEISCHMANN.
The spelling could have come >from transliteration of the
name >from Hebrew letters (Yiddish) or Cyrillic letters
(Russian, etc.). Or it could be an Americanization of a
German name.

Best,
Roger Lustig
research co-ordinator, GerSIG

AREACO@... wrote:

I am helping a friend trace his roots. Is the name FLEISHMAN German,
of could this family come >from another country?


Cemetary Photos-Mt. Lebanon #general

avatom@...
 

In June, I will be visiting Mt. Lebanon Cemetary in Collingdale, PA. I would be
happy to take some pictures if anyone needs them. I am told by the caretaker that
he needs to accompany me to each gravesite and that the cemetary is quite large.
So it would be helpful if you can provide the locations and exact names on the
graves you wish photographed.
Please reply to me privately.

Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL

Searching: SHENKMAN, FRIDMAN, SELIGMAN (Vitebsk gubernia);
COHN, ABROMOVICI (Botosani, Rom.);
HANDELMAN, STERN, FISCHMAN (Podolia gubernia); HAMMER (Storozhinets district);
ABRAMOWITZ (Odessa)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetary Photos-Mt. Lebanon #general

avatom@...
 

In June, I will be visiting Mt. Lebanon Cemetary in Collingdale, PA. I would be
happy to take some pictures if anyone needs them. I am told by the caretaker that
he needs to accompany me to each gravesite and that the cemetary is quite large.
So it would be helpful if you can provide the locations and exact names on the
graves you wish photographed.
Please reply to me privately.

Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL

Searching: SHENKMAN, FRIDMAN, SELIGMAN (Vitebsk gubernia);
COHN, ABROMOVICI (Botosani, Rom.);
HANDELMAN, STERN, FISCHMAN (Podolia gubernia); HAMMER (Storozhinets district);
ABRAMOWITZ (Odessa)


Personal name Henoch, Hanoch, Enoch and Heinrich in Bavaria #germany

James Bennett <Bennett@...>
 

Were any of your ancestors in the Schwaben region of Bavaria named Henoch or
Hanoch or Enoch--or even Heinrich?

This a call to locate all Schwaben/Bavaria Jewish families in which these
personal names repeated down through the generations.

In the 17th - 19th centuries there lived in the Pfersee, Ulm, Guenzburg,
Gunzenhausen, Ichenhausen area of Schwaben, Bayern several Jewish families
in which the personal name Hanoch/Henoch/Enoch repeated down through the
generations. By mid-19th century boys whose Hebrew name was Hanoch/Henoch
were also given the "modern" German civil name Heinrich. By the end of the
century almost no one used the name Hanoch/Henoch in civil
registrations--but "Heinrich" often concealed the true name.

Most of these boys were named in memory of family members, who, going back
many generations, were descendants of Rabbi Hanoch-Henoch Zundel ben Rabbi
Yehuda Loeb.
Rabbi Hanoch lived about 1670-1740 and was Rabbi of Schwaben, living in
Oettingen and then in Pfersee [now part of Augsburg].

As an example, in my Bissinger family of Ichenhausen the names Henoch and
Heinrich were found in every branch and every generation.

I look forward to hearing >from all you Hanoch-Henoch descendants. There's a
fair probability that we share common ancestors.

Jim Bennett Haifa <Bennett@...>


German SIG #Germany Personal name Henoch, Hanoch, Enoch and Heinrich in Bavaria #germany

James Bennett <Bennett@...>
 

Were any of your ancestors in the Schwaben region of Bavaria named Henoch or
Hanoch or Enoch--or even Heinrich?

This a call to locate all Schwaben/Bavaria Jewish families in which these
personal names repeated down through the generations.

In the 17th - 19th centuries there lived in the Pfersee, Ulm, Guenzburg,
Gunzenhausen, Ichenhausen area of Schwaben, Bayern several Jewish families
in which the personal name Hanoch/Henoch/Enoch repeated down through the
generations. By mid-19th century boys whose Hebrew name was Hanoch/Henoch
were also given the "modern" German civil name Heinrich. By the end of the
century almost no one used the name Hanoch/Henoch in civil
registrations--but "Heinrich" often concealed the true name.

Most of these boys were named in memory of family members, who, going back
many generations, were descendants of Rabbi Hanoch-Henoch Zundel ben Rabbi
Yehuda Loeb.
Rabbi Hanoch lived about 1670-1740 and was Rabbi of Schwaben, living in
Oettingen and then in Pfersee [now part of Augsburg].

As an example, in my Bissinger family of Ichenhausen the names Henoch and
Heinrich were found in every branch and every generation.

I look forward to hearing >from all you Hanoch-Henoch descendants. There's a
fair probability that we share common ancestors.

Jim Bennett Haifa <Bennett@...>


baron CASSEL VAN DOORN #france

Juan Carlos Emden
 

I am looking for the family of Baron CASSEL VAN DOORN who owned houses
until 1945 in Cannes and Cap d'Ail and had all the properties looted by
the infamous operation Berte in France

Juan Carlos EMDEN , Valparaiso Chile


Re Translation Birth Certificate German to English- THANKS #germany

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I would like to thank all who sent me the translation of the birth
certificate. It was very helpful but definitely raised more questions
about my family history!!!!

Debby Painter Michigan, USA


INTRO - Researching SPIER family from Merzhausen Germany #germany

Alan Spier <alan@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research on and off
for several years but only consider myself to be a beginner. I live in the
Town of Glastonbury which is a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut in the
United States. My native and only language is English. I consider myself an
intermediate computer user and have intermediate Internet skills.

I trace my own SPIER family tree back to my great, great grandfather,
Ascher SPIER, born 1813 in Merzhausen, Germany - now a village center
within the Town of Willinghausen in the State of Hesse, the Administrative
Region of Kassel, and the District of Schwalm-Eder-Kreis. It's to be
distinguished >from one or two other "Merzhausens" located elsewhere in Germany.

Ascher was a schoolteacher within the Jewish community and eventually moved
to Neukirchen, then to Rotenberg an der Fulda, and then in 1864 to Kassel
where he became the executive director (Hausvater ) of the Jewish
Orphanage. Along the way, he married Besschen (Betty) FLEISCHHACKER and
they had several children, three of whom immigrated to the US including my
great grandfather (Siegwart) in about 1859, his brother, Moritz, who also
settled in the same place (New Haven Connecticut), and Nathan, who settled
in Rockaway Park, New York. The other children (Leopold, Benjamin and
Pauline) possibly moved to Kassel with their parents and, so far as I know,
remained in Germany for the rest of their lives.

I have no information about the date of death of Ascher or Betty or of the
subsequent history of the children who remained in Germany or of Nathan,
although I know my grandfather made a trip to Kassel in the early part of
the 20th century to visit a cousin. I have no information about Nathan or
the Fleischhacker side of the family. I have complete genealogical
information about Siegwart and Moritz.

My immediate primary research goals now are to find out more about this
branch of my family including Nathan.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 53848.

The German family name I have entered in the JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder)
is SPIER. The ancestral towns entered for the Spiers are Merzhausen,
Willinghausen, Rotenburg an der Fulda and Kassel.

Alan Spier Email: alan@... Glastonbury, Connecticut USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSIG. Thank you for this perfect INTRO ( Introduce
yourself to the group and state your research goals ) letter. All new members
should send a letter like this one to the list. MOD 1


French SIG #France baron CASSEL VAN DOORN #france

Juan Carlos Emden
 

I am looking for the family of Baron CASSEL VAN DOORN who owned houses
until 1945 in Cannes and Cap d'Ail and had all the properties looted by
the infamous operation Berte in France

Juan Carlos EMDEN , Valparaiso Chile


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Researching SPIER family from Merzhausen Germany #germany

Alan Spier <alan@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research on and off
for several years but only consider myself to be a beginner. I live in the
Town of Glastonbury which is a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut in the
United States. My native and only language is English. I consider myself an
intermediate computer user and have intermediate Internet skills.

I trace my own SPIER family tree back to my great, great grandfather,
Ascher SPIER, born 1813 in Merzhausen, Germany - now a village center
within the Town of Willinghausen in the State of Hesse, the Administrative
Region of Kassel, and the District of Schwalm-Eder-Kreis. It's to be
distinguished >from one or two other "Merzhausens" located elsewhere in Germany.

Ascher was a schoolteacher within the Jewish community and eventually moved
to Neukirchen, then to Rotenberg an der Fulda, and then in 1864 to Kassel
where he became the executive director (Hausvater ) of the Jewish
Orphanage. Along the way, he married Besschen (Betty) FLEISCHHACKER and
they had several children, three of whom immigrated to the US including my
great grandfather (Siegwart) in about 1859, his brother, Moritz, who also
settled in the same place (New Haven Connecticut), and Nathan, who settled
in Rockaway Park, New York. The other children (Leopold, Benjamin and
Pauline) possibly moved to Kassel with their parents and, so far as I know,
remained in Germany for the rest of their lives.

I have no information about the date of death of Ascher or Betty or of the
subsequent history of the children who remained in Germany or of Nathan,
although I know my grandfather made a trip to Kassel in the early part of
the 20th century to visit a cousin. I have no information about Nathan or
the Fleischhacker side of the family. I have complete genealogical
information about Siegwart and Moritz.

My immediate primary research goals now are to find out more about this
branch of my family including Nathan.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 53848.

The German family name I have entered in the JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder)
is SPIER. The ancestral towns entered for the Spiers are Merzhausen,
Willinghausen, Rotenburg an der Fulda and Kassel.

Alan Spier Email: alan@... Glastonbury, Connecticut USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSIG. Thank you for this perfect INTRO ( Introduce
yourself to the group and state your research goals ) letter. All new members
should send a letter like this one to the list. MOD 1


German SIG #Germany Re Translation Birth Certificate German to English- THANKS #germany

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I would like to thank all who sent me the translation of the birth
certificate. It was very helpful but definitely raised more questions
about my family history!!!!

Debby Painter Michigan, USA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Exhibit Opens at Kaunas Regional Archives on Kaunas Jews #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

The following is >from Vitalija Gircyte of the Kaunas Regional Archives
regarding an exhibition on Kaunas Guberniya Jews

David Hoffman
DBH12345@...
LitvakSIG

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Kaunas Regional Archive has opened an exhibition on Kaunas Guberniya
Jews. Mostly records - the thick old volumes are impressive. They are also
exhibiting photographs of army draftees and melameds that they have in
their holdings and also drawings of synagogues.

A few people >from the Kaunas Jewish Community and Kaunas Religious Jewish
Community participated and seemed quite interested.

But the exhibition will be more interesting to Lithuanians and may serve to
dispel a few stereotypes about the Jews. Even some of my colleagues were
surprised that Jews used to be farmers and serve in the army. We used the
calligraphy of the Book of Esther in the shape of a bear by your
Shliomovich great-grandfather to decorate our exposition. Everyone
admired it.

Vitalija


New Exhibit Opens at Kaunas Regional Archives on Kaunas Jews #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

The following is >from Vitalija Gircyte of the Kaunas Regional Archives
regarding an exhibition on Kaunas Guberniya Jews

David Hoffman
DBH12345@...
LitvakSIG

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Kaunas Regional Archive has opened an exhibition on Kaunas Guberniya
Jews. Mostly records - the thick old volumes are impressive. They are also
exhibiting photographs of army draftees and melameds that they have in
their holdings and also drawings of synagogues.

A few people >from the Kaunas Jewish Community and Kaunas Religious Jewish
Community participated and seemed quite interested.

But the exhibition will be more interesting to Lithuanians and may serve to
dispel a few stereotypes about the Jews. Even some of my colleagues were
surprised that Jews used to be farmers and serve in the army. We used the
calligraphy of the Book of Esther in the shape of a bear by your
Shliomovich great-grandfather to decorate our exposition. Everyone
admired it.

Vitalija


Re: Is this a German name #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

I am helping a friend trace his roots.
Is the name FLEISHMAN German
Yes.

It means flesh + man, probably butcher.

or could this family come >from another country?
Yes. [Your "or" is wrong.]

.. because it is also Yiddisch, and the Ashkenaziem used Yiddish/German
familynames for civil use all over Europe, and even far into Asia.
--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is this a German name #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

I am helping a friend trace his roots.
Is the name FLEISHMAN German
Yes.

It means flesh + man, probably butcher.

or could this family come >from another country?
Yes. [Your "or" is wrong.]

.. because it is also Yiddisch, and the Ashkenaziem used Yiddish/German
familynames for civil use all over Europe, and even far into Asia.
--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


Thank you for Translation Birth Certificate German to English #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I would like to thank all who sent me the translation of the birth
certificate. It was very helpful but definitely raised more questions
about my family history!
Debby Painter
Michigan, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you for Translation Birth Certificate German to English #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I would like to thank all who sent me the translation of the birth
certificate. It was very helpful but definitely raised more questions
about my family history!
Debby Painter
Michigan, USA