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Re: Yiddish/Hebrew/English Given Names #general

Don Mopsick <mophandl@...>
 

I recently obtained a copy of the hard-to-find "Yiddish English-Hebrew
Dictionary" by Alexander Harkavy, 1928/1988, YIVO and Schocken Books
(ISBN 0-8052-4027-6).

On pp. 525-530 is a section on Yiddish/Hebrew names along with the
author's suggestions on their English equivalents. The dictionary was
written in 1928 as an aid to native Yiddish speakers emigrating to the
US, and the name section was included with this in mind and as an aid
to naming their newborn children.

Harkavy is certainly not the last word on this subject (see esp. Rabbi
Shmuel Gorr), but the name section is certainly worth looking through
from a genealogy point of view, if only to gain insight into our
ancestors' thought process.

Zay Gezunt un Freylekh,

Don Mopsick, BIG Shammes

researching: MOPSIK, MEKLER, ZARCHIN, GORELIK, GRUBSTEIN, KANTAROVICH,
ZEITLIN, SELIGMAN

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish/Hebrew/English Given Names #general

Don Mopsick <mophandl@...>
 

I recently obtained a copy of the hard-to-find "Yiddish English-Hebrew
Dictionary" by Alexander Harkavy, 1928/1988, YIVO and Schocken Books
(ISBN 0-8052-4027-6).

On pp. 525-530 is a section on Yiddish/Hebrew names along with the
author's suggestions on their English equivalents. The dictionary was
written in 1928 as an aid to native Yiddish speakers emigrating to the
US, and the name section was included with this in mind and as an aid
to naming their newborn children.

Harkavy is certainly not the last word on this subject (see esp. Rabbi
Shmuel Gorr), but the name section is certainly worth looking through
from a genealogy point of view, if only to gain insight into our
ancestors' thought process.

Zay Gezunt un Freylekh,

Don Mopsick, BIG Shammes

researching: MOPSIK, MEKLER, ZARCHIN, GORELIK, GRUBSTEIN, KANTAROVICH,
ZEITLIN, SELIGMAN

To join the Bobruisk Interest Group, go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/bobruisk/bobruisk.html


Anyone searching Gelfand family? #general

malkajef@...
 

x~no~archive: yes

Is anyone else searching the Gelfand family of Minsk and Vitebsk?

Jeff Malka
<malkajef@orthohelp.com>

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they may not read the digest!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyone searching Gelfand family? #general

malkajef@...
 

x~no~archive: yes

Is anyone else searching the Gelfand family of Minsk and Vitebsk?

Jeff Malka
<malkajef@orthohelp.com>

MODERATOR NOTE: Two others searching in Minsk besides you, but
they may not read the digest!


Help with names please #general

Foodphile@...
 

I'm looking for Passenger Arrivals and have checked the Soundex Passenger
Arrivals films without luck! I would appreciate input on the variations of
these names: Isaac, Morris, Dora, Harry and Lina. Isaac was >from Kovel
Ukraine. Morris and Dora were >from Russia but I do not yet know the town.
Harry and Lina were >from Galicia. Thank you all in advance for your valuable
help.

Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.
Searching:
DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia, SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia, KETCHMAN Ukraine,
KELLNER Oustra-Polia, SUBMAN Oustra-Polia, HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grybow, Galicia,
LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia, GOLD Galicia,
SHEIER Galicia, SPERBER Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with names please #general

Foodphile@...
 

I'm looking for Passenger Arrivals and have checked the Soundex Passenger
Arrivals films without luck! I would appreciate input on the variations of
these names: Isaac, Morris, Dora, Harry and Lina. Isaac was >from Kovel
Ukraine. Morris and Dora were >from Russia but I do not yet know the town.
Harry and Lina were >from Galicia. Thank you all in advance for your valuable
help.

Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.
Searching:
DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia, SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia, KETCHMAN Ukraine,
KELLNER Oustra-Polia, SUBMAN Oustra-Polia, HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grybow, Galicia,
LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia, GOLD Galicia,
SHEIER Galicia, SPERBER Galicia


Karozgw, Warsaw exciting discovery #general

R. Naidia Mosher <RNMOSHER@...>
 

I just made the exciting discovery that my maternal grandfather,
Israel DROZDASH (known as Israel ROSE) came >from Karosgw in Warsaw
after obtaining a copy of his certificate of naturalization at
the Public Records Office in Kew, London. No one in the family
knew where he (& our maternal grandmother Sarah) came from, except
that it was "somewhere in Warsaw," so this was a real coup!!
BTW, in case other Jewishgeners don't know already,the
naturalization papers also give the names and nationalities of
parents; in this case, Solomon and Rachel DROZDASH, Polish.
(Another coup!)

Is anyone familiar with the family DROZDASH >from Karosgw or
with the town or district of Karosgw. Did Karosgw have a large
Jewish community? I'll appreciate even shreds of info!

I also tried to locate my paternal g.f. (Simon Wolf KUJAWSKI
aka KYJAWSKI)'s naturalization papers at the Pub. Records Off.,
and plowed thru 40 odd years of entries--but no luck. His papers
were either lost or maybe he couldn't be bothered--who knows!
BTW, I was advised by Rabbi Schachtner of Yad Vashem in Israel,
that I had misspelt my g.f.'s last name, i.e., KYJAWSKI instead
of KUjAWSKI (with a U). According to Rabbi Schachtner, the
Russian "U" is written with a "Y."

Naidia Mosher
e:mail: rnmosher@compuserve.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Karozgw, Warsaw exciting discovery #general

R. Naidia Mosher <RNMOSHER@...>
 

I just made the exciting discovery that my maternal grandfather,
Israel DROZDASH (known as Israel ROSE) came >from Karosgw in Warsaw
after obtaining a copy of his certificate of naturalization at
the Public Records Office in Kew, London. No one in the family
knew where he (& our maternal grandmother Sarah) came from, except
that it was "somewhere in Warsaw," so this was a real coup!!
BTW, in case other Jewishgeners don't know already,the
naturalization papers also give the names and nationalities of
parents; in this case, Solomon and Rachel DROZDASH, Polish.
(Another coup!)

Is anyone familiar with the family DROZDASH >from Karosgw or
with the town or district of Karosgw. Did Karosgw have a large
Jewish community? I'll appreciate even shreds of info!

I also tried to locate my paternal g.f. (Simon Wolf KUJAWSKI
aka KYJAWSKI)'s naturalization papers at the Pub. Records Off.,
and plowed thru 40 odd years of entries--but no luck. His papers
were either lost or maybe he couldn't be bothered--who knows!
BTW, I was advised by Rabbi Schachtner of Yad Vashem in Israel,
that I had misspelt my g.f.'s last name, i.e., KYJAWSKI instead
of KUjAWSKI (with a U). According to Rabbi Schachtner, the
Russian "U" is written with a "Y."

Naidia Mosher
e:mail: rnmosher@compuserve.com


Vselyub/Wsielub Belarus #general

Susan
 

Can anyone tell me if the above village still in exists?

Susan Silberstein

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vselyub/Wsielub Belarus #general

Susan
 

Can anyone tell me if the above village still in exists?

Susan Silberstein

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Archives for Poddobryanka, Nivki, Nosovichi #belarus

Arkady Brazin <arkady@...>
 

There are small villages to the south of Gomel:
Poddobryanka, Nivki, Nosovichi
In which archives can be found any information about people in
those places for period 1800-1900

Arkady Brazin

Researching: SHENDEROV, SENDEREV, MAGIDIN

from Poddobryanka, Nivki, Nosovichi


Belarus SIG #Belarus Archives for Poddobryanka, Nivki, Nosovichi #belarus

Arkady Brazin <arkady@...>
 

There are small villages to the south of Gomel:
Poddobryanka, Nivki, Nosovichi
In which archives can be found any information about people in
those places for period 1800-1900

Arkady Brazin

Researching: SHENDEROV, SENDEREV, MAGIDIN

from Poddobryanka, Nivki, Nosovichi


Re: DVOSKIN-DVOSHKIN-DVOSH #belarus

Shirley Wilets
 

Dear Schelly,

Saw your posting to Myra Davis and your mention of a Wisconsin Peckarsky.
A Milwaukee Peckarksy is an old and dear friend of mine with whom I'm still in
contact. If this can be of any help, let me know.

Shirley Wilets


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: DVOSKIN-DVOSHKIN-DVOSH #belarus

Shirley Wilets
 

Dear Schelly,

Saw your posting to Myra Davis and your mention of a Wisconsin Peckarsky.
A Milwaukee Peckarksy is an old and dear friend of mine with whom I'm still in
contact. If this can be of any help, let me know.

Shirley Wilets


Sende/Sande #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

On my ggm's death certificate is listed her mother's name
as either Sande or Sende Grosberg, >from Russia - never came
to the US

Anyone know of a name like this? My ggm was killed in an
accident in 1907 at the age of 55..

Many thanks.
Arlene Parnes, Orlando, FL
Searching:
ARONOWITZ, Russia, Cuba; ASIA, Krements, Poland/Ukraine
COHEN, Russia; Manchester, Eng.;EPSTEIN, Russia
GALEWITZ, Vilnius; GROBERG, Vienna
JUVITZER/PARNES, Vishnevets, Poland/Ukraine
SPIEGELMAN, Ternopol


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sende/Sande #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

On my ggm's death certificate is listed her mother's name
as either Sande or Sende Grosberg, >from Russia - never came
to the US

Anyone know of a name like this? My ggm was killed in an
accident in 1907 at the age of 55..

Many thanks.
Arlene Parnes, Orlando, FL
Searching:
ARONOWITZ, Russia, Cuba; ASIA, Krements, Poland/Ukraine
COHEN, Russia; Manchester, Eng.;EPSTEIN, Russia
GALEWITZ, Vilnius; GROBERG, Vienna
JUVITZER/PARNES, Vishnevets, Poland/Ukraine
SPIEGELMAN, Ternopol


Kozlov society #general

Hshalp@...
 

I am told that there is a Kozlov Society in Israel and in
US. My grandmother was born (Frima Bean) and married there
(Avrom Kaminker) in the 1890's. I am trying to locate members
of the society in Israel and/or US. Please advise any
information that is available.

Harold M. Halpern


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kozlov society #general

Hshalp@...
 

I am told that there is a Kozlov Society in Israel and in
US. My grandmother was born (Frima Bean) and married there
(Avrom Kaminker) in the 1890's. I am trying to locate members
of the society in Israel and/or US. Please advise any
information that is available.

Harold M. Halpern


A boxer named RANZER #general

WayneK251 <waynek251@...>
 

A distant cousin told me that a great uncle, Julius RANZER,
boxed all over North America as Willie Glavin. Is there
anyplace that might have boxing records? I am not very
familiar with major sports and sports records yet alone
boxing. This would have been during 1904-1925. Any
help would be appreciated.

Thank You,
Ruth Kurtz
Waynek251@aol.com
researching Simon, Kalman, Auerbach, Berkowitz, Seigal,
Rantzer/Ranzer,Laver >from Romania and Philadelphia , PA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A boxer named RANZER #general

WayneK251 <waynek251@...>
 

A distant cousin told me that a great uncle, Julius RANZER,
boxed all over North America as Willie Glavin. Is there
anyplace that might have boxing records? I am not very
familiar with major sports and sports records yet alone
boxing. This would have been during 1904-1925. Any
help would be appreciated.

Thank You,
Ruth Kurtz
Waynek251@aol.com
researching Simon, Kalman, Auerbach, Berkowitz, Seigal,
Rantzer/Ranzer,Laver >from Romania and Philadelphia , PA

MODERATOR NOTE: In the future please type all names you are
searching in all capital letters. It helps people who
scan lists of names. Thanks for your anticipated
cooperation.