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Name: 'Dishya' #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

My mother was born in what is now Belarus. He name at birth was (spelled
variously) Dishya - in Hebrew daled-yud-shin-aleph. Apart >from my niece, who is
named after her grandmother, I have not otherwise heard of this name. I
wonder about its origin and possible meaning.

Harold Pollins
Oxford, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name: 'Dishya' #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

My mother was born in what is now Belarus. He name at birth was (spelled
variously) Dishya - in Hebrew daled-yud-shin-aleph. Apart >from my niece, who is
named after her grandmother, I have not otherwise heard of this name. I
wonder about its origin and possible meaning.

Harold Pollins
Oxford, England


Re: Question about Surname "GERMAN" and "SHAPIRO" #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Diane Harman-Hoog" wrote

When I do a Soundex search on sounds like "German" in the databases, I also
get returns for the name Shapiro. Does anyone know what the connection is?
I have been always under the impresion that Shapiro or Shpiro have
originated >from the German Saphir (Engl. Sapphire). There were several other
surnames adopted (or perhaps purchased) by the Jews that were related to the
precious or semi-precious stones. After all, where >from numerous variations
of Gold....Silver... Diamant...surnames have originated?

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.


Re: Given Name "Zusha" #general

hennynow
 

In answer to Steve Orlen's query, "I have an ancestor with the given name
'Zushe,' born circa 1845 in > Polonka, near Slonim in Grodno. I can't find the
name on the Given Names Database. Does anyone recognize it? (I'll add that his
surname was YENOWITZ.)"

It appears that "Zusha" may derive >from "Zussya," a Yiddish name of German
origin, >from the root word "Zuess" or "Sweet one."

Henny

Henriette Moëd Roth
Los Angeles, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Question about Surname "GERMAN" and "SHAPIRO" #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Diane Harman-Hoog" wrote

When I do a Soundex search on sounds like "German" in the databases, I also
get returns for the name Shapiro. Does anyone know what the connection is?
I have been always under the impresion that Shapiro or Shpiro have
originated >from the German Saphir (Engl. Sapphire). There were several other
surnames adopted (or perhaps purchased) by the Jews that were related to the
precious or semi-precious stones. After all, where >from numerous variations
of Gold....Silver... Diamant...surnames have originated?

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Name "Zusha" #general

hennynow
 

In answer to Steve Orlen's query, "I have an ancestor with the given name
'Zushe,' born circa 1845 in > Polonka, near Slonim in Grodno. I can't find the
name on the Given Names Database. Does anyone recognize it? (I'll add that his
surname was YENOWITZ.)"

It appears that "Zusha" may derive >from "Zussya," a Yiddish name of German
origin, >from the root word "Zuess" or "Sweet one."

Henny

Henriette Moëd Roth
Los Angeles, California


Re: Help with a family letter #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

Since his name was Levin, he was probably a Levi, that is a priest in the Temple
in Jerusalem and may have referred to his ancient heritage as a Jew.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Omer, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: John L. [mailto:darien4blues@yahoo.com]

I am engaged in the rather hopeless task of locating my Grandfather in France or
Russia. He used the name Nathan Boris Levin while in NYC, in 1912 added GE to
the name and said he was French? I grew up being told he was French Catholic...
but now my DNA tests point to a Jewish Ashkenazi heritage?

An old family letter >from an aunt states that my Grandfather used to say "his
family was of Royalty when Peter the Great was a goat herder". Assuming there is
some truth here and he was Russian and Jewish, under what circumstances could he
be >from Royalty at the time of Peter the Great?
Thanks for your help.

John LeVinge


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Help with a family letter #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

Since his name was Levin, he was probably a Levi, that is a priest in the Temple
in Jerusalem and may have referred to his ancient heritage as a Jew.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Omer, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: John L. [mailto:darien4blues@yahoo.com]

I am engaged in the rather hopeless task of locating my Grandfather in France or
Russia. He used the name Nathan Boris Levin while in NYC, in 1912 added GE to
the name and said he was French? I grew up being told he was French Catholic...
but now my DNA tests point to a Jewish Ashkenazi heritage?

An old family letter >from an aunt states that my Grandfather used to say "his
family was of Royalty when Peter the Great was a goat herder". Assuming there is
some truth here and he was Russian and Jewish, under what circumstances could he
be >from Royalty at the time of Peter the Great?
Thanks for your help.

John LeVinge


ELIAS family of Vilna ("the Unbroken Chain pp". 542) #general

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Reviewing Neil Rosenstein's"the Unbroken Chain" 1990, pp.542, I came across
the ELIAS family >from Vilna. It mentions that one of Beila (RAPPOPORT) and
R. Zvi Hirsch ELIAS' grandaughters (name not mentioned) married R.S.
RABINOWITZ, son of "Mordechai Rasseiner".

As I am researching the identity of a Rabbi Mordechai of Rozhinei who served
as a Rav in Karlin during the 19th cent, can anyone give me details
regarding the above "Mordechai Rasseiner"

Thank you and Shavua Tov/a gutte voch, may we all have a safe and happy
week.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ELIAS family of Vilna ("the Unbroken Chain pp". 542) #general

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Reviewing Neil Rosenstein's"the Unbroken Chain" 1990, pp.542, I came across
the ELIAS family >from Vilna. It mentions that one of Beila (RAPPOPORT) and
R. Zvi Hirsch ELIAS' grandaughters (name not mentioned) married R.S.
RABINOWITZ, son of "Mordechai Rasseiner".

As I am researching the identity of a Rabbi Mordechai of Rozhinei who served
as a Rav in Karlin during the 19th cent, can anyone give me details
regarding the above "Mordechai Rasseiner"

Thank you and Shavua Tov/a gutte voch, may we all have a safe and happy
week.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


"Tracing the Tribe" blog #lodz #poland

Shirley Rotbein Flaum <sfemail-gen@...>
 

From: Gloria Berkenstat Freund

Schelly Talalay Dardashti is now writing a Jewish genealogy blog called
"Tracing the Tribe."

Its start date was selected to lead up to and cover the 26th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

Schelly will interview speakers and conference attendees, and report on
events, innovations and resources.

Find it at http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com.

Schelly was requested to begin this new venture by JTA (Jewish Telegraphic
Agency), www.jta.org, and it is the first blog to be associated with the
news agency.

For more information on the Conference, visit www.jgsny2006.org.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
<glory1@RCN.COM>


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland "Tracing the Tribe" blog #lodz #poland

Shirley Rotbein Flaum <sfemail-gen@...>
 

From: Gloria Berkenstat Freund

Schelly Talalay Dardashti is now writing a Jewish genealogy blog called
"Tracing the Tribe."

Its start date was selected to lead up to and cover the 26th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

Schelly will interview speakers and conference attendees, and report on
events, innovations and resources.

Find it at http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com.

Schelly was requested to begin this new venture by JTA (Jewish Telegraphic
Agency), www.jta.org, and it is the first blog to be associated with the
news agency.

For more information on the Conference, visit www.jgsny2006.org.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
<glory1@RCN.COM>


Re: STERLING Surname Lodz Poland #lodz #poland

Joe Ross <joeross1220@...>
 

Lodz had a large German ethnic population that was Lutheran. Up to a third
of the City was German. Unfortunately, this made it easy for the German Army
to occupy Lodz during both World Wars. Many originated >from Silesia and
Bohemia, and were invited to the area to set up the weaving business. Their
records are kept in the Lodz vital records as "Evangelicals".

Joe Ross

----- Original Message -----
From: <SMACKINNON@carolina.rr.com>

I was researching my family: Opa (Paul) STERLING. My mother (his
daughter) was born in Lodz, Poland and during the war (WW2) - since
they were German, fled to what then became American-occupied Germany.
According to my mother, they had to "prove" to the Nazis they were
German (she was an infant at the time and does not know what
this 'proof' consisted of). When they arrived in the United States,
she said that the Jewish people they met believed they were Jewish,
however, she insisted she was German. Her passport is stamped with the
Nazi swastika.

Family lore says that Paul STERLING was born a German-Czech (I
understand about changing of borders - etc). My Opa then moved(?) to
Lodz, Poland.

I guess I wonder - STERLING is a very unusual sounding "German"
surname. I wonder about the origin of the name (we are not Scottish!)-
could we possibly be of Jewish heritage (but converted to Christianity
for safety?, economics?)....

Any information - direction you could point me in would be greatly
appreciated.

Sharon MacKinnon


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: STERLING Surname Lodz Poland #lodz #poland

Joe Ross <joeross1220@...>
 

Lodz had a large German ethnic population that was Lutheran. Up to a third
of the City was German. Unfortunately, this made it easy for the German Army
to occupy Lodz during both World Wars. Many originated >from Silesia and
Bohemia, and were invited to the area to set up the weaving business. Their
records are kept in the Lodz vital records as "Evangelicals".

Joe Ross

----- Original Message -----
From: <SMACKINNON@carolina.rr.com>

I was researching my family: Opa (Paul) STERLING. My mother (his
daughter) was born in Lodz, Poland and during the war (WW2) - since
they were German, fled to what then became American-occupied Germany.
According to my mother, they had to "prove" to the Nazis they were
German (she was an infant at the time and does not know what
this 'proof' consisted of). When they arrived in the United States,
she said that the Jewish people they met believed they were Jewish,
however, she insisted she was German. Her passport is stamped with the
Nazi swastika.

Family lore says that Paul STERLING was born a German-Czech (I
understand about changing of borders - etc). My Opa then moved(?) to
Lodz, Poland.

I guess I wonder - STERLING is a very unusual sounding "German"
surname. I wonder about the origin of the name (we are not Scottish!)-
could we possibly be of Jewish heritage (but converted to Christianity
for safety?, economics?)....

Any information - direction you could point me in would be greatly
appreciated.

Sharon MacKinnon


On British Census Reports #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Fraida & other cousins,

In the British census reports, I've found relatives living in prisons
and mental hospitals. All the inmates were listed, and in one case I
found this: The 1901 London Census for Rainhill Asylum Annex in
Eccleston: "List of aIl Persons who Slept or Abode in this
Institution on the Night of Sunday March 31st 1901. Deaf & Dumb;
Blind; Lunatic; Imbecile; Feeble-Minded." I found a possible
relative, listed as "housewife, married, age 48 >from Poland, Lunatic."

PS: Fraida, my emails to your address have bounced

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen On British Census Reports #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Fraida & other cousins,

In the British census reports, I've found relatives living in prisons
and mental hospitals. All the inmates were listed, and in one case I
found this: The 1901 London Census for Rainhill Asylum Annex in
Eccleston: "List of aIl Persons who Slept or Abode in this
Institution on the Night of Sunday March 31st 1901. Deaf & Dumb;
Blind; Lunatic; Imbecile; Feeble-Minded." I found a possible
relative, listed as "housewife, married, age 48 >from Poland, Lunatic."

PS: Fraida, my emails to your address have bounced

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


Nowa Slupia Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Nowa Slupia - not filmed by the LDS
(Mormons) - have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team
in Warsaw as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives
(PSA) Project.

Nowa Slupia is located in the Konskie powiat, 30.6
kilometers E of Kielce and 153.9 kilometers S of
Warsaw.

Summary of Nowa Slupia Records Being Indexed

There are more than 950 records being indexed as part
of this project. The types and years of records are
as follows:

Births: 1890-1901
Marriages: 1894-1901
Deaths: 1890-1901.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the Nowa
Slupia indices.

BLUSZTEJN (32), CHAJBLUM (12), CUKER (24), CUKERMAN
(12), DRELICH (11), FELDMAN (20), FROCHTMAN (42),
GERSZENCHORN (11), GOLDGROB (13), GRYNBAUM (13),
GRYNBLAT (15), GRYNFOGEL (12), GRYNGLAS (17), GUTWILEN
(25), KAC (16), KLAJNBERG (16), ROTFOGEL (40),
ROTSZTEJN (21), SANEK (13), WAJNSZTOK (26), WAJSBLAT
(26).

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Nowa Slupia project or may be interested in becoming
the Nowa Slupia Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


Re: Question about Surname "German" and "Shapiro" #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 13:35:43 UTC, harmanhoog@comcast.net (Diane Harman-Hoog)
opined:

When I do a Soundex search on sounds like "German" in the databases, I also
get returns for the name Shapiro. Does anyone know what the connection is?
There is no connection. It is an artifact of the specific soundex system.
The whole idea of soundex is data compression. The more you compress, the
more ambiguity you will have. The example you have found is an illustration
of that fact.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nowa Slupia Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Nowa Slupia - not filmed by the LDS
(Mormons) - have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team
in Warsaw as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives
(PSA) Project.

Nowa Slupia is located in the Konskie powiat, 30.6
kilometers E of Kielce and 153.9 kilometers S of
Warsaw.

Summary of Nowa Slupia Records Being Indexed

There are more than 950 records being indexed as part
of this project. The types and years of records are
as follows:

Births: 1890-1901
Marriages: 1894-1901
Deaths: 1890-1901.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the Nowa
Slupia indices.

BLUSZTEJN (32), CHAJBLUM (12), CUKER (24), CUKERMAN
(12), DRELICH (11), FELDMAN (20), FROCHTMAN (42),
GERSZENCHORN (11), GOLDGROB (13), GRYNBAUM (13),
GRYNBLAT (15), GRYNFOGEL (12), GRYNGLAS (17), GUTWILEN
(25), KAC (16), KLAJNBERG (16), ROTFOGEL (40),
ROTSZTEJN (21), SANEK (13), WAJNSZTOK (26), WAJSBLAT
(26).

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Nowa Slupia project or may be interested in becoming
the Nowa Slupia Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Question about Surname "German" and "Shapiro" #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 13:35:43 UTC, harmanhoog@comcast.net (Diane Harman-Hoog)
opined:

When I do a Soundex search on sounds like "German" in the databases, I also
get returns for the name Shapiro. Does anyone know what the connection is?
There is no connection. It is an artifact of the specific soundex system.
The whole idea of soundex is data compression. The more you compress, the
more ambiguity you will have. The example you have found is an illustration
of that fact.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.