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Re: Old name for location in Ukraine #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

et.jones@scarlet.be (JONES Etienne H L F) wrote on 10 feb 2014 in
soc.genealogy.jewish:

I've a city name (I don't think a "village"), Koslilinograd, lying in
Ukraine, I'm speaking about the period 1880-1900. Maybe the name was
partially wrong transcribed, but I didn't find any other one that could
match. I think the name has simply been changed at some time in the 20e
century.
Kaliningrad, was Königsberg, Preußen

perhaps?

How can I find back the current name in such a case . .
on a easy way ?

How easy do you want it to be?
[I use perseverance and a little experience]

"-grad", like "-gard" and "-gorod" are Slavic >from Germanic forms like
English "guard" [or even "ward"] meaning a settlement with a defensive
build around it, like a earthen or stone wall. Compare "Stuttgart" in
Germany or "Graz" in Austria. "Garden" [Nederlands "gaarde"] is also a
fenced off place.

These strongholds in germanic languages could also be named after their
"keep"-ing function "-burg", "-borough", "-bury".
Cf. "Hamburg", "Petersburg", "Edinburgh" [= Gael. Dunedin], "Bury-St-Edmunds".

These were often a castle or keep with the surrounding settlement together
fenced off. Cf. "burgher" = citizen of a burg/town/city.

Sometimes "-berg" [= mount] is used where "-burg" [= defenced] is implied,
because the central castle was on a more easily defensable high place.
Cf Königsberg or [Greek] Acropolis [= high town].

So I agree you have to search for much larger settlements than simple villages.

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gord_(archaeology)>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


Two New Jewish Heritage Roots Tours To Poland & Lithuania-Latvia Are Now Available #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Two New Jewish Heritage Roots Tours Are Now Available.

1. Jewish Poland
2. Litvak Lithuania and Latvia

Take this exciting opportunity to connect with your roots and experience the
new Poland and/or Lithuania and Latvia.

Explore first hand the Jewish life and culture in these countries and how this
relates to your own family history.

With my interests and background in genealogy and photography, I have been on
this journey many times, with fascinating experiences and results. Having
strong and long standing Lithuanian, Latvian and Polish roots, dating back to
the Katzenellenbogen rabbinic family in the 1500s, I invite you to join either
or both of my tours which will help you connect to your Jewish roots and
heritage, while you enjoy the interesting cityscapes and scenic countryside.

You will visit both historical and contemporary sites, a broad range of
important towns and shtetls, providing an excellent balance and cross section
of Litvak or Polish life, past and present, making this a most comprehensive
and rewarding experience. You will meet leaders and educators who will add a
new dimension to your own history. Local experts will talk on subjects such as
the archives, cemetery renewal, the Holocaust and Jewish life. There will be
opportunities to interact with young Jewish leaders and experience the
contemporary Jewish community.

You will learn more about how to research and document your family history
using the archives and digital tools such as the web and social media. I will
assist you by offering guidance on genealogy and photography. Your tour will
be device-friendly, offering you Wi-fi most of the way.

You will have leisure time and explore-on-your-own time during the tour.
In addition to my leadership of the tour, your local guide is the most
professional Jewish Eastern European tour company.

Early registration is needed for archival requests for records and documents.
Early registration will also enable us to help plan your own shtetl visit as
an add on, if requested.

The Polish tour starts in Warsaw on August 12 and ends in Vilnius on August 20;
andthe Litvak tour starts in Vilnius on August 20 and ends in Riga on August 31
If you wish, you can do both tours back-to-back.

For full details of the itineraries and the tours visit:

http://elirab.me/2014/02/09/two-brand-new-litvak-and-polish-heritage-roots-tours-in-2014/
[MODERATOR NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/tXByi2 ]

Contact me via email with any questions: eli@elirab.com

The tour is managed by FBI Travel, Australia's leading Jewish travel group.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Thanks and regards

ELI RABINOWITZ
Perth Australia
eli@elirab.com

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time mention of a commercial tour.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Old name for location in Ukraine #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

et.jones@scarlet.be (JONES Etienne H L F) wrote on 10 feb 2014 in
soc.genealogy.jewish:

I've a city name (I don't think a "village"), Koslilinograd, lying in
Ukraine, I'm speaking about the period 1880-1900. Maybe the name was
partially wrong transcribed, but I didn't find any other one that could
match. I think the name has simply been changed at some time in the 20e
century.
Kaliningrad, was Königsberg, Preußen

perhaps?

How can I find back the current name in such a case . .
on a easy way ?

How easy do you want it to be?
[I use perseverance and a little experience]

"-grad", like "-gard" and "-gorod" are Slavic >from Germanic forms like
English "guard" [or even "ward"] meaning a settlement with a defensive
build around it, like a earthen or stone wall. Compare "Stuttgart" in
Germany or "Graz" in Austria. "Garden" [Nederlands "gaarde"] is also a
fenced off place.

These strongholds in germanic languages could also be named after their
"keep"-ing function "-burg", "-borough", "-bury".
Cf. "Hamburg", "Petersburg", "Edinburgh" [= Gael. Dunedin], "Bury-St-Edmunds".

These were often a castle or keep with the surrounding settlement together
fenced off. Cf. "burgher" = citizen of a burg/town/city.

Sometimes "-berg" [= mount] is used where "-burg" [= defenced] is implied,
because the central castle was on a more easily defensable high place.
Cf Königsberg or [Greek] Acropolis [= high town].

So I agree you have to search for much larger settlements than simple villages.

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gord_(archaeology)>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two New Jewish Heritage Roots Tours To Poland & Lithuania-Latvia Are Now Available #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Two New Jewish Heritage Roots Tours Are Now Available.

1. Jewish Poland
2. Litvak Lithuania and Latvia

Take this exciting opportunity to connect with your roots and experience the
new Poland and/or Lithuania and Latvia.

Explore first hand the Jewish life and culture in these countries and how this
relates to your own family history.

With my interests and background in genealogy and photography, I have been on
this journey many times, with fascinating experiences and results. Having
strong and long standing Lithuanian, Latvian and Polish roots, dating back to
the Katzenellenbogen rabbinic family in the 1500s, I invite you to join either
or both of my tours which will help you connect to your Jewish roots and
heritage, while you enjoy the interesting cityscapes and scenic countryside.

You will visit both historical and contemporary sites, a broad range of
important towns and shtetls, providing an excellent balance and cross section
of Litvak or Polish life, past and present, making this a most comprehensive
and rewarding experience. You will meet leaders and educators who will add a
new dimension to your own history. Local experts will talk on subjects such as
the archives, cemetery renewal, the Holocaust and Jewish life. There will be
opportunities to interact with young Jewish leaders and experience the
contemporary Jewish community.

You will learn more about how to research and document your family history
using the archives and digital tools such as the web and social media. I will
assist you by offering guidance on genealogy and photography. Your tour will
be device-friendly, offering you Wi-fi most of the way.

You will have leisure time and explore-on-your-own time during the tour.
In addition to my leadership of the tour, your local guide is the most
professional Jewish Eastern European tour company.

Early registration is needed for archival requests for records and documents.
Early registration will also enable us to help plan your own shtetl visit as
an add on, if requested.

The Polish tour starts in Warsaw on August 12 and ends in Vilnius on August 20;
andthe Litvak tour starts in Vilnius on August 20 and ends in Riga on August 31
If you wish, you can do both tours back-to-back.

For full details of the itineraries and the tours visit:

http://elirab.me/2014/02/09/two-brand-new-litvak-and-polish-heritage-roots-tours-in-2014/
[MODERATOR NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/tXByi2 ]

Contact me via email with any questions: eli@elirab.com

The tour is managed by FBI Travel, Australia's leading Jewish travel group.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Thanks and regards

ELI RABINOWITZ
Perth Australia
eli@elirab.com

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time mention of a commercial tour.


ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #general

Nicolas Trokiner
 

Dear all,

I uploaded on Viewmate pictures of the tombstone of my wife's
great-grandmother, buried in Essaouira (Mogador), Morocco. I would like a
full translation of the Hebrew text.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=32193
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=32194
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=32195

Please answer on Viewmate or by email.

Many thanks
Nicolas Trokiner, Paris-France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #general

Nicolas Trokiner
 

Dear all,

I uploaded on Viewmate pictures of the tombstone of my wife's
great-grandmother, buried in Essaouira (Mogador), Morocco. I would like a
full translation of the Hebrew text.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=32193
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=32194
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=32195

Please answer on Viewmate or by email.

Many thanks
Nicolas Trokiner, Paris-France


Bukovina Austria-Hungary Empire Travel Documents #general

Saba Isio <sabaisio@...>
 

Shalom and Shavua Tov,

In the wake of Bob Fitterman's recent posting concerning "Russian Travel
Documents," I would like to ask a similar question concerning Bukovina,
Austria-Hungary Empire travel documents, Passports etc., that would be
issued to Jews living in Bukovina, Austria-Hungary Empire during the period
1885 - 1913 and emigrating to the USA, Eretz Yisrael etc.
1) What document(s)were requited to exit Bukovina, Austria Hungary?
2) What information was included on the document?
3) What language was the document written in? I presume German.
4) If such documents, Passports, etc., were issued, then copies, of this
"paper trail," must exist, somewhere, some place, archives etc. Does any
one know where I could find and receive specific copies of such copies?

Hoping some one reading this can point me in the right direction of this
cold, "paper trail." Thank you in advance.

Respectfully,
Aizic Sechter
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bukovina Austria-Hungary Empire Travel Documents #general

Saba Isio <sabaisio@...>
 

Shalom and Shavua Tov,

In the wake of Bob Fitterman's recent posting concerning "Russian Travel
Documents," I would like to ask a similar question concerning Bukovina,
Austria-Hungary Empire travel documents, Passports etc., that would be
issued to Jews living in Bukovina, Austria-Hungary Empire during the period
1885 - 1913 and emigrating to the USA, Eretz Yisrael etc.
1) What document(s)were requited to exit Bukovina, Austria Hungary?
2) What information was included on the document?
3) What language was the document written in? I presume German.
4) If such documents, Passports, etc., were issued, then copies, of this
"paper trail," must exist, somewhere, some place, archives etc. Does any
one know where I could find and receive specific copies of such copies?

Hoping some one reading this can point me in the right direction of this
cold, "paper trail." Thank you in advance.

Respectfully,
Aizic Sechter
Israel


ViewMate translation request- Hungarian #general

Roberta Solit <rsolit@...>
 

I've posted 2 pages >from the 1728 Census of Ugosca County Hungary for the town
of Komjat.

It is written in Hungarian script. I need a loose translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses-
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32191
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32192

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Roberta Solit
West Palm Beach, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: One respondent on ViewMate has already suggested that the
record is in Latin not Hungarian.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request- Hungarian #general

Roberta Solit <rsolit@...>
 

I've posted 2 pages >from the 1728 Census of Ugosca County Hungary for the town
of Komjat.

It is written in Hungarian script. I need a loose translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses-
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32191
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32192

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Roberta Solit
West Palm Beach, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: One respondent on ViewMate has already suggested that the
record is in Latin not Hungarian.


JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March. Which course is right
for you? Read the course descriptions. http://www.jewishgen.org/education
1. Independent Study scheduled February 28 to March 28, 2013.
2. Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S. scheduled Mar 16 to April 13, 2014

The popular, Independent Study, taught by Nancy Holden is a way have an
on hand mentor for your private project. You choose the project. This
session will follow the format of other JewishGen Education classes using
one-on-one consultations via our private internet Forum. The Forum is open
24/7 to accommodate students in various time zones.

To qualify for this class we ask that you submit a few paragraphs about
your project. You will find the course description and application at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education under Independent Study. This will be a
Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be
posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need 8-10 hours a week and
commit to posting to the forum as you go along. Enrollment is limited (10
students). Please send your qualifying paragraph to Nancy Holden. Tuition:
$150 to be paid after acceptance to the class.
jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org

For more information: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March. Which course is right
for you? Read the course descriptions. http://www.jewishgen.org/education
1. Independent Study scheduled February 28 to March 28, 2013.
2. Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S. scheduled Mar 16 to April 13, 2014

The popular, Independent Study, taught by Nancy Holden is a way have an
on hand mentor for your private project. You choose the project. This
session will follow the format of other JewishGen Education classes using
one-on-one consultations via our private internet Forum. The Forum is open
24/7 to accommodate students in various time zones.

To qualify for this class we ask that you submit a few paragraphs about
your project. You will find the course description and application at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education under Independent Study. This will be a
Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be
posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need 8-10 hours a week and
commit to posting to the forum as you go along. Enrollment is limited (10
students). Please send your qualifying paragraph to Nancy Holden. Tuition:
$150 to be paid after acceptance to the class.
jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org

For more information: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden


On line - "Jews in Colonial America" by Oscar Reiss #usa

jplowens@...
 


Early American SIG #USA On line - "Jews in Colonial America" by Oscar Reiss #usa

jplowens@...
 


Laupheim - "German, Jewish and Neither" in NY Times Sunday "Opinion" page #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Thanks to Miranda Neubauer for this citation. And apologies for not
posting it sooner. The opinion piece appeared in the Jan. 3, 2014,
Sunday NY Times.

"Laupheim, a small town in southern Germany, once boasted a large
Jewish community and named a prominent street after one of its Jewish
sons: Carl Laemmle, who went on to found Universal Studios. But all of
that changed in the 1930s. By 1992, when I started fifth grade,
Laemmle's name had long since been removed >from the map, and my mother
and I were the only Jews in town."

http://tinyurl.com/mg76x5k

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/opinion/sunday/german-jewish-and-neither.html?ref=opinion&pagewant.&_r=0

GerSIG Moderator


JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March #germany

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March. Which course is right
for you? Read the course descriptions. http://www.jewishgen.org/education
1. Independent Study scheduled February 28 to March 28, 2013.
2. Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S. scheduled Mar 16 to April 13, 2014

The popular, Independent Study, taught by Nancy Holden is a way have an
on hand mentor for your private project. You choose the project. This
session will follow the format of other JewishGen Education classes using
one-on-one consultations via our private internet Forum. The Forum is open
24/7 to accommodate students in various time zones.

To qualify for this class we ask that you submit a few paragraphs about
your project. You will find the course description and application at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education under Independent Study. This will be a
Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be
posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need 8-10 hours a week and
commit to posting to the forum as you go along. Enrollment is limited (10
students). Please send your qualifying paragraph to Nancy Holden. Tuition:
$150 to be paid after acceptance to the class.
jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org

For more information: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden <nholden@interserv.com> JewishGen Education


German SIG #Germany Laupheim - "German, Jewish and Neither" in NY Times Sunday "Opinion" page #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Thanks to Miranda Neubauer for this citation. And apologies for not
posting it sooner. The opinion piece appeared in the Jan. 3, 2014,
Sunday NY Times.

"Laupheim, a small town in southern Germany, once boasted a large
Jewish community and named a prominent street after one of its Jewish
sons: Carl Laemmle, who went on to found Universal Studios. But all of
that changed in the 1930s. By 1992, when I started fifth grade,
Laemmle's name had long since been removed >from the map, and my mother
and I were the only Jews in town."

http://tinyurl.com/mg76x5k

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/opinion/sunday/german-jewish-and-neither.html?ref=opinion&pagewant.&_r=0

GerSIG Moderator


German SIG #Germany JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March #germany

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March. Which course is right
for you? Read the course descriptions. http://www.jewishgen.org/education
1. Independent Study scheduled February 28 to March 28, 2013.
2. Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S. scheduled Mar 16 to April 13, 2014

The popular, Independent Study, taught by Nancy Holden is a way have an
on hand mentor for your private project. You choose the project. This
session will follow the format of other JewishGen Education classes using
one-on-one consultations via our private internet Forum. The Forum is open
24/7 to accommodate students in various time zones.

To qualify for this class we ask that you submit a few paragraphs about
your project. You will find the course description and application at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education under Independent Study. This will be a
Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be
posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need 8-10 hours a week and
commit to posting to the forum as you go along. Enrollment is limited (10
students). Please send your qualifying paragraph to Nancy Holden. Tuition:
$150 to be paid after acceptance to the class.
jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org

For more information: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden <nholden@interserv.com> JewishGen Education


On-Line Berlin Jewish Address Book for 1931 - SITE CITE #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The Greater Berlin Jewish Address Book for 1931,
"Juedisches Adressbuch fuer Gross-Berlin,"
is now searchable at:

http://genealogyindexer.org

by request >from user C. Bloomquist.

While it was already searchable on the website of the Zentral- und
Landesbibliothek Berlin, together with many not-specifically-Jewish
Berlin directories, the addition to genealogyindexer.org enables
soundex, wildcard, and other advanced types of searches. Search
results link directly to the corresponding images on the ZLB's website.

Searches at genealogyindexer.org include this directory and 1200 other
sources by default. To restrict searches to only this directory,
append {d916} to your search term, like this: jacobsohn {d916}. For
advanced search syntax, see http://genealogyindexer.org/advanced.

To browse the directory or use the ZLB's search interface, visit
http://digital.zlb.de/viewer/image/1931001_1931/1/

For other Berlin directories there, see:
http://digital.zlb.de/viewer/sites/collection-berlin-adresses/
(as has been mentioned previously on this list, by several people).

Logan Kleinwaks, kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu near Washington, D.C.


German SIG #Germany On-Line Berlin Jewish Address Book for 1931 - SITE CITE #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The Greater Berlin Jewish Address Book for 1931,
"Juedisches Adressbuch fuer Gross-Berlin,"
is now searchable at:

http://genealogyindexer.org

by request >from user C. Bloomquist.

While it was already searchable on the website of the Zentral- und
Landesbibliothek Berlin, together with many not-specifically-Jewish
Berlin directories, the addition to genealogyindexer.org enables
soundex, wildcard, and other advanced types of searches. Search
results link directly to the corresponding images on the ZLB's website.

Searches at genealogyindexer.org include this directory and 1200 other
sources by default. To restrict searches to only this directory,
append {d916} to your search term, like this: jacobsohn {d916}. For
advanced search syntax, see http://genealogyindexer.org/advanced.

To browse the directory or use the ZLB's search interface, visit
http://digital.zlb.de/viewer/image/1931001_1931/1/

For other Berlin directories there, see:
http://digital.zlb.de/viewer/sites/collection-berlin-adresses/
(as has been mentioned previously on this list, by several people).

Logan Kleinwaks, kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu near Washington, D.C.

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