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Winnie as a Jewish woman's name #general

Judith Singer
 

Has anyone else come across "Winnie" as a name for a Jewish woman, and
if so, do you know what name it might be derived from?

I am quite certain this is not merely a misspelling or mistranscription of Minnie,
because the name with the W occurs in a number of different records for women in
three related families around 1880-1900. The families originated in Lithuania.

Thank you for your help.
Judith Singer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Winnie as a Jewish woman's name #general

Judith Singer
 

Has anyone else come across "Winnie" as a name for a Jewish woman, and
if so, do you know what name it might be derived from?

I am quite certain this is not merely a misspelling or mistranscription of Minnie,
because the name with the W occurs in a number of different records for women in
three related families around 1880-1900. The families originated in Lithuania.

Thank you for your help.
Judith Singer


Unrelated members of a household ? #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

I have a number of revision list records that show households in which there are
5 to 15 unrelated children, all with different surnames. The children usually are
identified in the census records as "nephews" or "nieces". Their ages range >from
infants (age about 1 year) to early20s. These revision list records are >from the
early to mid-1800s in the Kremenets district of Ukraine.

Does anyone know why this would be? Did these households serve as foster homes, or
perhaps as orphanages for the community? Did the households receive a stipend >from
the community to care for these children? Is it likely that the children
truly are related to the head of household?

Ron

Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets
Portland, Oregon USA
and
Board Member and Past Coordinator
JewishGen Ukraine Special Interest Group (Ukraine SIG)

Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all >from Kremenets,
Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets and KAZDOY (KOSODOY), DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all

from Kiev, Uman, Odessa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Unrelated members of a household ? #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

I have a number of revision list records that show households in which there are
5 to 15 unrelated children, all with different surnames. The children usually are
identified in the census records as "nephews" or "nieces". Their ages range >from
infants (age about 1 year) to early20s. These revision list records are >from the
early to mid-1800s in the Kremenets district of Ukraine.

Does anyone know why this would be? Did these households serve as foster homes, or
perhaps as orphanages for the community? Did the households receive a stipend >from
the community to care for these children? Is it likely that the children
truly are related to the head of household?

Ron

Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets
Portland, Oregon USA
and
Board Member and Past Coordinator
JewishGen Ukraine Special Interest Group (Ukraine SIG)

Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all >from Kremenets,
Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets and KAZDOY (KOSODOY), DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all

from Kiev, Uman, Odessa


FRANKEL family of Rockland County #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with members of the Yeshiva University
benefactor family of Bruno (Baruch Pinchas) FRANKEL, an outstanding
industrialist and respected philanthropist, born in 1927 in Vienna and
died in September 2013, and his brothers, Emanuel (Elimelech) Frankel,
born in 1932 in Vienna, Max, Abraham and Daniel Chaim.
--
Neil Rosenstein

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Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic FRANKEL family of Rockland County #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with members of the Yeshiva University
benefactor family of Bruno (Baruch Pinchas) FRANKEL, an outstanding
industrialist and respected philanthropist, born in 1927 in Vienna and
died in September 2013, and his brothers, Emanuel (Elimelech) Frankel,
born in 1932 in Vienna, Max, Abraham and Daniel Chaim.
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Hungarian translation for image on Viewmate #hungary

rrichfield@...
 

Hello

I have posted a small image on Viewmate that shows the 'Notes' column of my great aunt's birth record >from the town of Banovce and Bebravou, Slovakia (formerly Baan, Trencsin, Hungary) in the year 1893. I believe the quoted word Varai to be a name and the rest of the text to be an explanation. My great aunt immigrated to the U.S. in 1902 and in the 1920 U.S. census she listed her family name as Varay which seems a little too close to Varai to be a coincidence. It seems that she at least thought it was a name, though the family names I know about are John and Reichsfeld. There are also some numbers in the note that are puzzling. Any information/understanding would be greatly appreciated.

The VM link is
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39118


Thanks in advance for your time
Bob Richfield
rrichfield@comcast.net

Moderator: Please use Viewmate to respond.


Rabbi Duckez, Altona and "Famous" Viennese Rabbinical Family #rabbinic

Alan Ehrlich
 

Forty years ago, while consulting various books or articles by Rabbi
Ducukez in the library, my father z"l made a note to himself:

"Great grandmother: born HERTZ >from Altona (Duckez)
According to Duckez she descends >from a famous rabbinical family
originating out of Vienna."

(Background Information: The above referenced great grandmother is Betty
"Bella" Hertz born in Altona 1777 (according to family information). or
between 1778/1779 (as per 1803 Altona census). She was married to Moses
Josua b. 1766 Hainsfarth b/ Edingen [Oettingen] im Ries Bavaria)

Two questions about which I'd be extremely grateful for your expertise:

1. Which of Rabbi Duckez's books or articles might my father have been
referring to? Possibly it was in general about the persons living in Altona
during the early 19th century, or about Jews in the 1803 Altona census, etc.
Because Duckez - according to my father's note - also mentions there that
Betty Hertz's brother, Neuman Hertz, was "Royal Danish Shipper" and living
in Altona ( Koenigl. Daenischer Spediteur).

2. Which Viennese rabbinical family might Duckez have been referring to?
Either Betty Hertz's father (whose name is unknown except for HERTZ (given
name or surname?). or Betty Hertz's mother would have had roots in Vienna.
Notwithstanding they lived in Altona by the time Betty Hertz was born circa
1777.

Thank you.

Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian translation for image on Viewmate #hungary

rrichfield@...
 

Hello

I have posted a small image on Viewmate that shows the 'Notes' column of my great aunt's birth record >from the town of Banovce and Bebravou, Slovakia (formerly Baan, Trencsin, Hungary) in the year 1893. I believe the quoted word Varai to be a name and the rest of the text to be an explanation. My great aunt immigrated to the U.S. in 1902 and in the 1920 U.S. census she listed her family name as Varay which seems a little too close to Varai to be a coincidence. It seems that she at least thought it was a name, though the family names I know about are John and Reichsfeld. There are also some numbers in the note that are puzzling. Any information/understanding would be greatly appreciated.

The VM link is
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39118


Thanks in advance for your time
Bob Richfield
rrichfield@comcast.net

Moderator: Please use Viewmate to respond.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Duckez, Altona and "Famous" Viennese Rabbinical Family #rabbinic

Alan Ehrlich
 

Forty years ago, while consulting various books or articles by Rabbi
Ducukez in the library, my father z"l made a note to himself:

"Great grandmother: born HERTZ >from Altona (Duckez)
According to Duckez she descends >from a famous rabbinical family
originating out of Vienna."

(Background Information: The above referenced great grandmother is Betty
"Bella" Hertz born in Altona 1777 (according to family information). or
between 1778/1779 (as per 1803 Altona census). She was married to Moses
Josua b. 1766 Hainsfarth b/ Edingen [Oettingen] im Ries Bavaria)

Two questions about which I'd be extremely grateful for your expertise:

1. Which of Rabbi Duckez's books or articles might my father have been
referring to? Possibly it was in general about the persons living in Altona
during the early 19th century, or about Jews in the 1803 Altona census, etc.
Because Duckez - according to my father's note - also mentions there that
Betty Hertz's brother, Neuman Hertz, was "Royal Danish Shipper" and living
in Altona ( Koenigl. Daenischer Spediteur).

2. Which Viennese rabbinical family might Duckez have been referring to?
Either Betty Hertz's father (whose name is unknown except for HERTZ (given
name or surname?). or Betty Hertz's mother would have had roots in Vienna.
Notwithstanding they lived in Altona by the time Betty Hertz was born circa
1777.

Thank you.

Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland


Re: latvia digest: April 18, 2015 #latvia

Susan Cartun <suscartun@...>
 

I noticed in the new data for Smalvos, notations for quite a few
people indicate they left for Kurland. My ancestor, born in Kurland,
returned to Braslav/Zarasai area where his family lived before
they were forced to go to Kurland.
What is known about Jews going to/>from Kurland?

Susan Cartun


Latvia SIG #Latvia RE: latvia digest: April 18, 2015 #latvia

Susan Cartun <suscartun@...>
 

I noticed in the new data for Smalvos, notations for quite a few
people indicate they left for Kurland. My ancestor, born in Kurland,
returned to Braslav/Zarasai area where his family lived before
they were forced to go to Kurland.
What is known about Jews going to/>from Kurland?

Susan Cartun


SMILANSKY AND ZOLOTNOSHA #ukraine

Melrose <melros5000@...>
 

I am new here. I have relatives with last name SMILANSKY AND ZOLOTNOSHA. >from Poltava. Possibly Zolotnosha, the town and Priluki. Maybe Smila. They came over around 1880 to 1890 to USA. Any information would be appreciated!

Melinda Koloff

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine SMILANSKY AND ZOLOTNOSHA #ukraine

Melrose <melros5000@...>
 

I am new here. I have relatives with last name SMILANSKY AND ZOLOTNOSHA. >from Poltava. Possibly Zolotnosha, the town and Priluki. Maybe Smila. They came over around 1880 to 1890 to USA. Any information would be appreciated!

Melinda Koloff

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please do not hit REPLY to post to this group. It copies the
entire Digest and makes more work for your moderator. :-)


Czernowitz records #ukraine

Charna&Bob Duchanov
 

Dear Friddy,
You wrote: My grandfather, Leiser CHANES (born +/- 1935) was born in
Czernowitz, Romania, which is now Chernivitsi Ukraine...
Obviously we would also like to fill in our family tree, but until now we
haven't been able to find any documents >from that region. (I have mainly
searched online databases like Jewishgen and ancestry.com)
Does anyone know how I would be able to get records >from the Ukraine?

You are in luck. There is a wonderful site devoted to the Jews of
Czernowitz. There you will find information of all kinds about the city and
its Jews- photos, blogs, lists of others researching family >from Czernowitz.
Most useful for finding records of your family, is the BMD Database, which
has thousands of entries thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers led by
Daniel Horowitz. Some records date back to the mid nineteenth century. I
found records for many family members there and it was a great boost to my
research.

http://czernowitz.ehpes.com/

Best,
Charna Edelson Duchanov, Jerusalem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Czernowitz records #ukraine

Charna&Bob Duchanov
 

Dear Friddy,
You wrote: My grandfather, Leiser CHANES (born +/- 1935) was born in
Czernowitz, Romania, which is now Chernivitsi Ukraine...
Obviously we would also like to fill in our family tree, but until now we
haven't been able to find any documents >from that region. (I have mainly
searched online databases like Jewishgen and ancestry.com)
Does anyone know how I would be able to get records >from the Ukraine?

You are in luck. There is a wonderful site devoted to the Jews of
Czernowitz. There you will find information of all kinds about the city and
its Jews- photos, blogs, lists of others researching family >from Czernowitz.
Most useful for finding records of your family, is the BMD Database, which
has thousands of entries thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers led by
Daniel Horowitz. Some records date back to the mid nineteenth century. I
found records for many family members there and it was a great boost to my
research.

http://czernowitz.ehpes.com/

Best,
Charna Edelson Duchanov, Jerusalem


Re: Annual records in France #france

bernerfolk
 

Thank you Eva and Renee for your input. The reason I don't think this is the national census done
every 3 years during this period is that I have pages >from this document for the years 1895, 1896,
and 1897 for a couple of families in Nancy. I also have a page >from the 1896 census in Nancy
which is a completely different form and does not have notations added.

Perhaps this annual record is unique to Nancy...

Regards,
Sherri Venditti


French SIG #France Re: Annual records in France #france

bernerfolk
 

Thank you Eva and Renee for your input. The reason I don't think this is the national census done
every 3 years during this period is that I have pages >from this document for the years 1895, 1896,
and 1897 for a couple of families in Nancy. I also have a page >from the 1896 census in Nancy
which is a completely different form and does not have notations added.

Perhaps this annual record is unique to Nancy...

Regards,
Sherri Venditti


Finding descendants in France #france

bernerfolk
 

I have recently learned that a previously unknown (to us in the US) branch of my family migrated to
France (1891) and became French citizens (1910). I know with certainty that at least one family
survived both WWI and the Holocaust and I believe others may have as well. I have found some
progeny in Orleans, Toul, and Ingrandes, Indres. Unfortunately, the 75 year limitation on birth
records makes finding more recent generations a challenge.

By any chance, does anyone on French SIG have ties to the Jerwish communities in these areas?

Sherri Venditti


French SIG #France Finding descendants in France #france

bernerfolk
 

I have recently learned that a previously unknown (to us in the US) branch of my family migrated to
France (1891) and became French citizens (1910). I know with certainty that at least one family
survived both WWI and the Holocaust and I believe others may have as well. I have found some
progeny in Orleans, Toul, and Ingrandes, Indres. Unfortunately, the 75 year limitation on birth
records makes finding more recent generations a challenge.

By any chance, does anyone on French SIG have ties to the Jerwish communities in these areas?

Sherri Venditti

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