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Female name: Gisha #general

Udi Cain
 

Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm skeptical
about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I don't know her
country of origin, but I have the additional clue that her son's middle
name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't heard of Hisha as a name
either. Anyone out there with a clue?
Lanie Bergman
Dear Lanie.

"My logic" says: Gisha / Hisha, nicknames for Gilda / Hilda.
I don't know of such Hebrew name, but I suppose that if it's not nickname
than it might be in Yiddish (but that is for another fellow to answer).

Regards. Udi Cain.


observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

George Hall <ghall@...>
 

My name is George Hall. My office is located directly across >from a rather
large Jewish cemetery in Trevose Pennsylvania. While walking through the
cemetery today I noticed that many of the gravestones had small piles of
rocks on top. Does anyone know if this has some cultural significance? At
first I thought it was coincidence but it soon became apparent that there
were many stones with small rocks.

George M. Hall


Father's mid name/son's first? #general

Howard Zakai
 

Genners,
My great-grandfather, Jacob Abrams (~1886-1940) was Yaakov in Hebrew.
On the tombstone it says "Yaakov ben Aron."

Now..I have a picture of the tombstone of his father, Aron (~1855 - ~1920)
and the Hebrew says "Aron Yaakov ben Pinchas."

Can anyone offer any perspective about Jacob's first name being the same
as his father's middle name. Doesn't this go against traditional
Ashkenazic naming??

Thanks!
-Howie Zakai
Staten Island & Binghamton, NY
Researching: ABRAMOVICH/ABRAMOWITZ (Silale, Lithuania);
MARK/MARKS (Lithuania, possibly Lida district); inter alia...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Female name: Gisha #general

Udi Cain
 

Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm skeptical
about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I don't know her
country of origin, but I have the additional clue that her son's middle
name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't heard of Hisha as a name
either. Anyone out there with a clue?
Lanie Bergman
Dear Lanie.

"My logic" says: Gisha / Hisha, nicknames for Gilda / Hilda.
I don't know of such Hebrew name, but I suppose that if it's not nickname
than it might be in Yiddish (but that is for another fellow to answer).

Regards. Udi Cain.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

George Hall <ghall@...>
 

My name is George Hall. My office is located directly across >from a rather
large Jewish cemetery in Trevose Pennsylvania. While walking through the
cemetery today I noticed that many of the gravestones had small piles of
rocks on top. Does anyone know if this has some cultural significance? At
first I thought it was coincidence but it soon became apparent that there
were many stones with small rocks.

George M. Hall


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Father's mid name/son's first? #general

Howard Zakai
 

Genners,
My great-grandfather, Jacob Abrams (~1886-1940) was Yaakov in Hebrew.
On the tombstone it says "Yaakov ben Aron."

Now..I have a picture of the tombstone of his father, Aron (~1855 - ~1920)
and the Hebrew says "Aron Yaakov ben Pinchas."

Can anyone offer any perspective about Jacob's first name being the same
as his father's middle name. Doesn't this go against traditional
Ashkenazic naming??

Thanks!
-Howie Zakai
Staten Island & Binghamton, NY
Researching: ABRAMOVICH/ABRAMOWITZ (Silale, Lithuania);
MARK/MARKS (Lithuania, possibly Lida district); inter alia...


JGS Palm Beach County, Fla. - November Meeting #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Palm Beach County, Fla. will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2000,1 p.m.
Meeting will be held at Wimberly Library of Florida Atlantic University,
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fl.

Program will include remarks by Dr. William Miller, Library Director, Mark
Swiatlo, Curator of Judaica, Zita Casel, Head of FAU Special Collections
and Archives.

The library's newest project, the translation and publication of 7,300
previously unknown Holocaust written testimonials, entitled "Voices >from
the Ashes" will be presented.

Tours: Fraiberg Judaica Library; Arthur and Mata Jaffe collection "Books as
Aesthetic objects"; Models of the Lost Wooden Synagogues; Yiskor Book
Collection and other facets of genealogical reference housed in the Library.

Paid-up Members - Free
Guests $5.00 - Applicable to Dues if Guest Becomes a Member

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov, President
Natalie Hamburg, Program Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Palm Beach County, Fla. - November Meeting #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Palm Beach County, Fla. will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2000,1 p.m.
Meeting will be held at Wimberly Library of Florida Atlantic University,
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fl.

Program will include remarks by Dr. William Miller, Library Director, Mark
Swiatlo, Curator of Judaica, Zita Casel, Head of FAU Special Collections
and Archives.

The library's newest project, the translation and publication of 7,300
previously unknown Holocaust written testimonials, entitled "Voices >from
the Ashes" will be presented.

Tours: Fraiberg Judaica Library; Arthur and Mata Jaffe collection "Books as
Aesthetic objects"; Models of the Lost Wooden Synagogues; Yiskor Book
Collection and other facets of genealogical reference housed in the Library.

Paid-up Members - Free
Guests $5.00 - Applicable to Dues if Guest Becomes a Member

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov, President
Natalie Hamburg, Program Chair


JGS Washington State Meeting #general

davidbaron@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

Our Next Meeting will be:

Sunday, November 12th at 2pm at

University House in Wallingford
4400 Stone Way N.

Topic: "Eastern European Yiddish Culture: A Musical and Historical
Presentation"

Presented by: Frank Krasnowsky (Seattle Yiddish Society) and Rabbi Doug
Slotnick (JGSWS)

Frank will sing a number of Yiddish songs illustrative of 19c Eastern
European culture, and Doug will speak on the historical, literary, and
geographical settings of these beautiful songs.

For more information please call 206-232-2666
Or go to our website at http://www.jgsws.org

David Baron
JGS Washington State
dbaron@geocities.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Washington State Meeting #general

davidbaron@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

Our Next Meeting will be:

Sunday, November 12th at 2pm at

University House in Wallingford
4400 Stone Way N.

Topic: "Eastern European Yiddish Culture: A Musical and Historical
Presentation"

Presented by: Frank Krasnowsky (Seattle Yiddish Society) and Rabbi Doug
Slotnick (JGSWS)

Frank will sing a number of Yiddish songs illustrative of 19c Eastern
European culture, and Doug will speak on the historical, literary, and
geographical settings of these beautiful songs.

For more information please call 206-232-2666
Or go to our website at http://www.jgsws.org

David Baron
JGS Washington State
dbaron@geocities.com


Re: Chicago Yiddish? #general

ctf-vif@...
 

Having grown up in the Northeast and learning not only Yiddish words with a
certain dialect, but also Jewish words, moving later to the Midwest, and
eventually to the South, there are definite pronunciation differences. The
other difference I have noticed is that the different sects of Judaism also
use different pronunciations. My family was conservative when I was growing
up and as I understand it, the pronunciations that I grew up with were
"Ashkenazic." Here in the South my family belongs to a Chasidic
congregation and I can't understand a word the Rabbi says!

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, Georgia
ctf-vif@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago Yiddish? #general

ctf-vif@...
 

Having grown up in the Northeast and learning not only Yiddish words with a
certain dialect, but also Jewish words, moving later to the Midwest, and
eventually to the South, there are definite pronunciation differences. The
other difference I have noticed is that the different sects of Judaism also
use different pronunciations. My family was conservative when I was growing
up and as I understand it, the pronunciations that I grew up with were
"Ashkenazic." Here in the South my family belongs to a Chasidic
congregation and I can't understand a word the Rabbi says!

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, Georgia
ctf-vif@mindspring.com


NYC Birth Indexes 1891-1902 online #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Ancestry.com just added to its growing list of databases

New York City Birth Indexes 1891-1902
http://ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5157.htm

Searches will be available free through Nov. 4. After that,
they will be available to paid Ancestry subscribers only.

Also currently online free (through Nov. 11): Jerusalem Post
obituaries for 1999.

Renee

Renee Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Birth Indexes 1891-1902 online #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Ancestry.com just added to its growing list of databases

New York City Birth Indexes 1891-1902
http://ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5157.htm

Searches will be available free through Nov. 4. After that,
they will be available to paid Ancestry subscribers only.

Also currently online free (through Nov. 11): Jerusalem Post
obituaries for 1999.

Renee

Renee Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Jerusalem Post Obituaries #general

Carol Edan <caroled@...>
 

For those that do not subscibe to Ancestry Newsletter.
data base free till 11/11/00

Jerusalem Post (Israel) Obituaries, 1999 (Update)

Source Information: Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company.
"Jerusalem Post (Israel) Obituaries, 1999."
[database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original electronic data
from the electronic newspaper newsfeed service
of the Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company.

To search this database, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4501.htm

Carol Monosson Edan

Researching
MONOSSON/POLEY- Moscow/ Mogilev/Gomel
ARONSON/PRICE-Augustow/Kalvarija
RABINOVITZ-Novogrodok
MUSHNITSKY-Russia
MARCU/LEIBOVITZ-Iasi,Roumania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jerusalem Post Obituaries #general

Carol Edan <caroled@...>
 

For those that do not subscibe to Ancestry Newsletter.
data base free till 11/11/00

Jerusalem Post (Israel) Obituaries, 1999 (Update)

Source Information: Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company.
"Jerusalem Post (Israel) Obituaries, 1999."
[database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original electronic data
from the electronic newspaper newsfeed service
of the Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company.

To search this database, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4501.htm

Carol Monosson Edan

Researching
MONOSSON/POLEY- Moscow/ Mogilev/Gomel
ARONSON/PRICE-Augustow/Kalvarija
RABINOVITZ-Novogrodok
MUSHNITSKY-Russia
MARCU/LEIBOVITZ-Iasi,Roumania


Re: Lithuanian records: son has father's first name? #general

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

Roy Ogus asks regarding a Yankel ben Yankel that he has found and suggests
"One situation that I can envision is that the father died during the
mother's pregnancy, and when the child was born, he was named for his
deceased father. Has anyone heard of this situation before?"

Even today there unfortunately instances in the Ashkenazi community
where a child is named after its father who had died before its birth, it
probably was even more common during the 1800's when the mortality rate was
so high. It is probable that this is indeed the case.

Abraham J. Heschel
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lithuanian records: son has father's first name? #general

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

Roy Ogus asks regarding a Yankel ben Yankel that he has found and suggests
"One situation that I can envision is that the father died during the
mother's pregnancy, and when the child was born, he was named for his
deceased father. Has anyone heard of this situation before?"

Even today there unfortunately instances in the Ashkenazi community
where a child is named after its father who had died before its birth, it
probably was even more common during the 1800's when the mortality rate was
so high. It is probable that this is indeed the case.

Abraham J. Heschel
Brooklyn, NY


Re: Archives in Vilnius, Lithuania #latvia

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Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Archives in Vilnius, Lithuania #latvia

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