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Yiddish season at Jewish Museum of Paris #general

Micheline GUTMANN <MichelineGUTMANN@...>
 

GenAmi website has been updated as usually with
- the abstract of a review, the number 11 -

- the complete questions and answers
- also the photo of our stand at the very interesting
Besancon International Seminar of genealogy
(I am on the photo, but it is not the most interesting).
- We also have a new page concerning the Yiddish exhibition
at the Museum of Jewish Art and History of Judaism in Paris.

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France
http://www.chez.com/genami


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish season at Jewish Museum of Paris #general

Micheline GUTMANN <MichelineGUTMANN@...>
 

GenAmi website has been updated as usually with
- the abstract of a review, the number 11 -

- the complete questions and answers
- also the photo of our stand at the very interesting
Besancon International Seminar of genealogy
(I am on the photo, but it is not the most interesting).
- We also have a new page concerning the Yiddish exhibition
at the Museum of Jewish Art and History of Judaism in Paris.

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France
http://www.chez.com/genami


Schaiowitz #lithuania

ESalen294@...
 

In response to Michael Sharwood's introduction: there is a real estate broker
in my area named J(oseph?) Shayovitz. If you would like to contact him, his
business address is 1838 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11230.

Good luck.

Liz Salen


Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania Schaiowitz #lithuania

ESalen294@...
 

In response to Michael Sharwood's introduction: there is a real estate broker
in my area named J(oseph?) Shayovitz. If you would like to contact him, his
business address is 1838 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11230.

Good luck.

Liz Salen


Re: Roette and Raizel: #galicia

Abraham J Heschel <binmoses@...>
 

Diane Glazer Jacobs has asked "Can anyone also tell me what might Rose or
Ruth's Hebrew
name be?"
Rose/Rosa, are usually a secularization of the Yiddish "Reizel" meaning a
Rose. Often it is actually Blima Reizel, and its Hebrew version is
Shoshana. There is also a Yiddish name of Reitza, as well as Reisha. They
all probably evolved >from Reizel, but became totally separate names.
Etta/Ettie are usually Ettel, a very popular Yiddish name. Ruth/Rus is a
Biblical name, the GGM of King David and one of the great heroines of the
Bible. It is I believe an uncoomon name in Eastern Europe but there are
countless exceptions to all Eastern European Jewish "name" rules, as I
have come acros authentic Yiddish names such as "Tuna" (Female name, and
male nickname), Vita (Female name), Bopshe (Female) as well as Biblical
names such as Ovadiah (Male), Kalev (Male) and Shem (Male).

There are lists of the origins many authentic Jewish names in Rabbinic
literature since the exact and proper spelling is mandatory for the
Ketubah and other Marriage certificates. Those who wish further
information on specific names should feel free to contact me privately,
though there doubtlessly are Genners with far greater expertise in this
matter than I.

Abraham J. Heschel


Re: Latvian versus Lithuanian versus Prussian/German #latvia

Claire Petersky
 

Courland was definitely German rather than Slavic.
FWIW, one of my relatives (and he's related to others on this list) says
that there's an old family story that his family line came >from Holland --
that they emigrated to Courland sometime around 1700. This would probably
then link (further and further back) to Spain and the Sephardim, not to
Germany and Central Europe.

I have no evidence for this, but so far, there's been some kernel of truth
to all the old family stories I've heard before, even if they aren't
wholly accurate.

Any reason for a family to leave Holland and come to Courland?


=====
Claire Petersky (cpetersky@yahoo.com)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re:Roette and Raizel: #galicia

Abraham J Heschel <binmoses@...>
 

Diane Glazer Jacobs has asked "Can anyone also tell me what might Rose or
Ruth's Hebrew
name be?"
Rose/Rosa, are usually a secularization of the Yiddish "Reizel" meaning a
Rose. Often it is actually Blima Reizel, and its Hebrew version is
Shoshana. There is also a Yiddish name of Reitza, as well as Reisha. They
all probably evolved >from Reizel, but became totally separate names.
Etta/Ettie are usually Ettel, a very popular Yiddish name. Ruth/Rus is a
Biblical name, the GGM of King David and one of the great heroines of the
Bible. It is I believe an uncoomon name in Eastern Europe but there are
countless exceptions to all Eastern European Jewish "name" rules, as I
have come acros authentic Yiddish names such as "Tuna" (Female name, and
male nickname), Vita (Female name), Bopshe (Female) as well as Biblical
names such as Ovadiah (Male), Kalev (Male) and Shem (Male).

There are lists of the origins many authentic Jewish names in Rabbinic
literature since the exact and proper spelling is mandatory for the
Ketubah and other Marriage certificates. Those who wish further
information on specific names should feel free to contact me privately,
though there doubtlessly are Genners with far greater expertise in this
matter than I.

Abraham J. Heschel


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Latvian versus Lithuanian versus Prussian/German #latvia

Claire Petersky
 

Courland was definitely German rather than Slavic.
FWIW, one of my relatives (and he's related to others on this list) says
that there's an old family story that his family line came >from Holland --
that they emigrated to Courland sometime around 1700. This would probably
then link (further and further back) to Spain and the Sephardim, not to
Germany and Central Europe.

I have no evidence for this, but so far, there's been some kernel of truth
to all the old family stories I've heard before, even if they aren't
wholly accurate.

Any reason for a family to leave Holland and come to Courland?


=====
Claire Petersky (cpetersky@yahoo.com)


Paradisgarten new Latvia surname mailing list #latvia

Botwinick@...
 

Anouncing "Paradisgarten" new Latvia surname mailing list

new email list

post to: paradisegarten@egroups.com

List-subscribe:
mailto:

paradisegarten-subscribe@egroups.com

Milton E. Botwinick
Philadelphia, PA
Botwinick@lycosmail.com
http://members.aol.com/botwinick

Moderator Note: It must be stressed that this is a
personal recommendation >from a member
of the newsgroup.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Paradisgarten new Latvia surname mailing list #latvia

Botwinick@...
 

Anouncing "Paradisgarten" new Latvia surname mailing list

new email list

post to: paradisegarten@egroups.com

List-subscribe:
mailto:

paradisegarten-subscribe@egroups.com

Milton E. Botwinick
Philadelphia, PA
Botwinick@lycosmail.com
http://members.aol.com/botwinick

Moderator Note: It must be stressed that this is a
personal recommendation >from a member
of the newsgroup.


Brody Cemetery Restoration Info #galicia

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I received a message >from Sam Gruber. Part of the message deals with the
Brody cemetery restoration project. I thought that some members of the DG
might be interested. If you wish to help the project, please contact Sam
Gruber <sdgruber@syr.edu>.

5. Cemetery Restoration at Brody, Ukraine

Work is now in progress restoring one of the two Jewish cemeteries in Brody,
Ukraine. The older cemetery is now a soccer field; no tombstones are
visible. To date, there has been no success in gaining local recognition
for the sacred nature of the site. The newer cemetery, however, is largely
extant, with its thousands of tall carved stones still erect. It is one of
the most impressive Jewish cemeteries - the rows of stones, some as much as
ten feet high, fill a large field, standing like a silent army guarding the
dead.

According to ISJM president Dr. Samuel Gruber who visited the site in May, a
new fence already encloses a substantial part of the cemetery, including a
portion used until recently as a country road. There is also a memorial
built on the site of a mass grave adjacent to the cemetery proper. Despite
the presence of hundreds (thousands?) of trees and bushes, the site is
mostly passable, so it is possible to walk through the cemetery and view the
gravestones. Importantly, the farmer who lives nearby is engaged to protect
and maintain the cemetery. Work to preserve the cemetery is coordinated by
Meylakh Sheykhet, a L'viv-based Jewish activist who has negotiated the
rescue and protection of many cemetery sites throughout the region.

Dr. Gruber reports that there remains much that still needs to be done to
protect the site in general and the stones themselves, as well as to make
the place a more accessible and pleasant memorial place, include clearing of
vegetation, possible re-erection of fallen stones, and the continuation
and/or strengthening of the fence in certain areas, including the completion
of the fencing of the area close to the adjacent farmhouses and the memorial
that has been used (and is still used) for gardening. The clearing of
vegetation and the completion of fencing are both tasks that can be done
without serious problems. Some clearing needs to be approved by the State
forestry officials because the land is classified as forest. The exact
location for some fencing still needs to be confirmed. A private American
donor has agreed to substantially fund theses phases of work.

The raising of stones is a bigger job, and not presently imperative. This
phase of work should be addressed only after the site is cleared and fully
secured. Clearing the site should be feasible with reasonable expense by
local workmen. The cleared site will reveal more stones fallen and
partially buried (these can now be felt underfoot). .

When all this is done, it is hoped that a landscape plan will be prepared
allowing careful decision of which, if any, larger trees should be left in
place, and whether any pathways through the cemetery can be laid out.
Lastly, modest signage on the site that gives some history of the cemetery,
the community and their fates is needed. The example of the recently
restored cemetery in Venice, Italy provides an example of this sort of plan.
--
David M. Fox
fox@erols.com
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Brody Cemetery Restoration Info #galicia

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I received a message >from Sam Gruber. Part of the message deals with the
Brody cemetery restoration project. I thought that some members of the DG
might be interested. If you wish to help the project, please contact Sam
Gruber <sdgruber@syr.edu>.

5. Cemetery Restoration at Brody, Ukraine

Work is now in progress restoring one of the two Jewish cemeteries in Brody,
Ukraine. The older cemetery is now a soccer field; no tombstones are
visible. To date, there has been no success in gaining local recognition
for the sacred nature of the site. The newer cemetery, however, is largely
extant, with its thousands of tall carved stones still erect. It is one of
the most impressive Jewish cemeteries - the rows of stones, some as much as
ten feet high, fill a large field, standing like a silent army guarding the
dead.

According to ISJM president Dr. Samuel Gruber who visited the site in May, a
new fence already encloses a substantial part of the cemetery, including a
portion used until recently as a country road. There is also a memorial
built on the site of a mass grave adjacent to the cemetery proper. Despite
the presence of hundreds (thousands?) of trees and bushes, the site is
mostly passable, so it is possible to walk through the cemetery and view the
gravestones. Importantly, the farmer who lives nearby is engaged to protect
and maintain the cemetery. Work to preserve the cemetery is coordinated by
Meylakh Sheykhet, a L'viv-based Jewish activist who has negotiated the
rescue and protection of many cemetery sites throughout the region.

Dr. Gruber reports that there remains much that still needs to be done to
protect the site in general and the stones themselves, as well as to make
the place a more accessible and pleasant memorial place, include clearing of
vegetation, possible re-erection of fallen stones, and the continuation
and/or strengthening of the fence in certain areas, including the completion
of the fencing of the area close to the adjacent farmhouses and the memorial
that has been used (and is still used) for gardening. The clearing of
vegetation and the completion of fencing are both tasks that can be done
without serious problems. Some clearing needs to be approved by the State
forestry officials because the land is classified as forest. The exact
location for some fencing still needs to be confirmed. A private American
donor has agreed to substantially fund theses phases of work.

The raising of stones is a bigger job, and not presently imperative. This
phase of work should be addressed only after the site is cleared and fully
secured. Clearing the site should be feasible with reasonable expense by
local workmen. The cleared site will reveal more stones fallen and
partially buried (these can now be felt underfoot). .

When all this is done, it is hoped that a landscape plan will be prepared
allowing careful decision of which, if any, larger trees should be left in
place, and whether any pathways through the cemetery can be laid out.
Lastly, modest signage on the site that gives some history of the cemetery,
the community and their fates is needed. The example of the recently
restored cemetery in Venice, Italy provides an example of this sort of plan.
--
David M. Fox
fox@erols.com
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/


MARGALIOT #galicia

nachi keren <nachi_k@...>
 

I am looking for other researchers of the rabbinical
dynasty of the Margaliot family.
Nachi

=====
Nachi Keren-Israel,
*Kratz,Weiss,Steiger >from Sighet.
*Indig,shlomovitz,Stern >from Petrova or Ruskova.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia MARGALIOT #galicia

nachi keren <nachi_k@...>
 

I am looking for other researchers of the rabbinical
dynasty of the Margaliot family.
Nachi

=====
Nachi Keren-Israel,
*Kratz,Weiss,Steiger >from Sighet.
*Indig,shlomovitz,Stern >from Petrova or Ruskova.


Southern Poland Driver/Guide #galicia

JCYMBLER@...
 

I just returned >from my second trip in 6 months to Poland. Krakow was my
base and I utilized an excellent driver/guide who lives in Krakow. If
anyone is interested in a recommendation, please contact me privately.
BTW, this person is NOT a genealogist, nor can he do research for you by mail.

Jeff Cymbler


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Southern Poland Driver/Guide #galicia

JCYMBLER@...
 

I just returned >from my second trip in 6 months to Poland. Krakow was my
base and I utilized an excellent driver/guide who lives in Krakow. If
anyone is interested in a recommendation, please contact me privately.
BTW, this person is NOT a genealogist, nor can he do research for you by mail.

Jeff Cymbler


Krakow Expert Needed by Landsmanshaft #galicia

JCYMBLER@...
 

I have been contacted by the Krakow landsmanshaft in New York. They would
like to have a speaker for their November 12 meeting in Queens to discuss
Krakow Jewish genealogy and Holocaust research. If there is someone

interested in this opportunity please contact me privately.

Jeff Cymbler


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Krakow Expert Needed by Landsmanshaft #galicia

JCYMBLER@...
 

I have been contacted by the Krakow landsmanshaft in New York. They would
like to have a speaker for their November 12 meeting in Queens to discuss
Krakow Jewish genealogy and Holocaust research. If there is someone

interested in this opportunity please contact me privately.

Jeff Cymbler


LEVY from London (became LESNIE in US) #galicia

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

I am putting out this inquiry as I have possible new
information >from the l881 UK Census (London):

My greataunt DORAH SINGMAN married ISADORE
LESNIE in 1891 in NYC at the age of 21.
On the marriage certificate
his name was ISAAC LEVY. Isaac Levy gives his
father's name as Samuel Levy and his mother as
Ettie Kibber Levy. The family knew he was
a salesmen >from England, so thanks to a kind
jewishgenner in London, I have found the following
entry which matches Isaac Levy's age in l881.

Rosetta Levy, widow age 50
J. Lenny Levy , age 21, cigar maker
Amelia Levy, age 16 umbrella maker
Joseph Levy, age 15, cigarmaker
Isaac Levy, age l0 scholar

All five living at 17 Duke Street, London
All list their birth district as Old Artillery Ground, London
Registration area: Old Artillery Ground, St. Mary's Parish,
Spitalfields, London.

If anyone knows of this family >from the UK, please get
in touch with me.

I would also present this question to those knowledgable
with English/Jewish names. Rosetta is not your usual
Jewish or even English name. Is is possible that she had
two jewish or English names Rose Etta
and that this is the woman whom Isaac Levy named
on his marriage certificate.? Isaac Levy had a daughter
named Ruth Lesnie who lived in
the Washington DC area with him and his son Nathan.
Ruth Lesnie was a lawyer in Washington DC and her
brother was a dentist.

Can anyone also tell me what might Rose or Ruth's Hebrew
name be?

Thanks for reading this long missive and I look forward to
your responses.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia LEVY from London (became LESNIE in US) #galicia

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

I am putting out this inquiry as I have possible new
information >from the l881 UK Census (London):

My greataunt DORAH SINGMAN married ISADORE
LESNIE in 1891 in NYC at the age of 21.
On the marriage certificate
his name was ISAAC LEVY. Isaac Levy gives his
father's name as Samuel Levy and his mother as
Ettie Kibber Levy. The family knew he was
a salesmen >from England, so thanks to a kind
jewishgenner in London, I have found the following
entry which matches Isaac Levy's age in l881.

Rosetta Levy, widow age 50
J. Lenny Levy , age 21, cigar maker
Amelia Levy, age 16 umbrella maker
Joseph Levy, age 15, cigarmaker
Isaac Levy, age l0 scholar

All five living at 17 Duke Street, London
All list their birth district as Old Artillery Ground, London
Registration area: Old Artillery Ground, St. Mary's Parish,
Spitalfields, London.

If anyone knows of this family >from the UK, please get
in touch with me.

I would also present this question to those knowledgable
with English/Jewish names. Rosetta is not your usual
Jewish or even English name. Is is possible that she had
two jewish or English names Rose Etta
and that this is the woman whom Isaac Levy named
on his marriage certificate.? Isaac Levy had a daughter
named Ruth Lesnie who lived in
the Washington DC area with him and his son Nathan.
Ruth Lesnie was a lawyer in Washington DC and her
brother was a dentist.

Can anyone also tell me what might Rose or Ruth's Hebrew
name be?

Thanks for reading this long missive and I look forward to
your responses.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York