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Name Selection: Jewish women in Europe #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

To add a bit to Michael Bernet's comment on the names of our ancestors:

"There's no accounting for the names many Jewish men (and especially
women) chose."

Here's an anecdote heard >from my Transcarpathian third cousins on how
their Hungarian names came to be "Americanized." When they were
preparing to leave Csap/Cop in 1921, this very observant Jewish family
went to the local Catholic priest for English lessons, because he was the
only person in town who knew the language. They also asked him to
suggest more assimilated-sounding names.

Marketa became Margaret

Andor, Alex and Oscar stayed the same.

But "Ferenc" (whose Hebrew name was Efraim) became "Frances,"
probably based on the "foreignness" of Ferenc and the priest's narrow
(and religion-based) knowledge of appropriate English names. When
"Frances" began school in Yonkers, New York and realized that both boys
and girls were known by that name he became upset and changed his
name quickly to Frank.
Two of these "children" (ages 87 and 90) just recently told me this story
first-hand....so it's not simply legend...and just goes to prove the truth
of Michael's comment. In genealogy we should assume nothing...and
expect everything.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name Selection: Jewish women in Europe #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

To add a bit to Michael Bernet's comment on the names of our ancestors:

"There's no accounting for the names many Jewish men (and especially
women) chose."

Here's an anecdote heard >from my Transcarpathian third cousins on how
their Hungarian names came to be "Americanized." When they were
preparing to leave Csap/Cop in 1921, this very observant Jewish family
went to the local Catholic priest for English lessons, because he was the
only person in town who knew the language. They also asked him to
suggest more assimilated-sounding names.

Marketa became Margaret

Andor, Alex and Oscar stayed the same.

But "Ferenc" (whose Hebrew name was Efraim) became "Frances,"
probably based on the "foreignness" of Ferenc and the priest's narrow
(and religion-based) knowledge of appropriate English names. When
"Frances" began school in Yonkers, New York and realized that both boys
and girls were known by that name he became upset and changed his
name quickly to Frank.
Two of these "children" (ages 87 and 90) just recently told me this story
first-hand....so it's not simply legend...and just goes to prove the truth
of Michael's comment. In genealogy we should assume nothing...and
expect everything.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Re: STEINBERG in Indianapolis #general

Bizsak
 

I don't know whether this will help you; but the older Jewish cemeteries in
Indianapolis are located on Kelly Street. The Congregations still active are:
Beth El Congregation, Bnai Torah and Anshe Sfard(on 64th Street).
... all these congregations are located on Hoover Rd. Perhaps one of
them will still have information on the burials in all of the different sections
of the Kelly Street properties or can guide you to the proper sources.
Mickey Snitzer Izsak


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: STEINBERG in Indianapolis #general

Bizsak
 

I don't know whether this will help you; but the older Jewish cemeteries in
Indianapolis are located on Kelly Street. The Congregations still active are:
Beth El Congregation, Bnai Torah and Anshe Sfard(on 64th Street).
... all these congregations are located on Hoover Rd. Perhaps one of
them will still have information on the burials in all of the different sections
of the Kelly Street properties or can guide you to the proper sources.
Mickey Snitzer Izsak


Jerusalem Conference Thanks #general

Arthur Meyers <marciarthur@...>
 

Dear Israel Genealogical Society Friends,

We attended the 24th Annual Conference in Jerusalem and received much
information >from the various lectures we attended.

Unfortunately, on Thursday, July 8, we both became ill and were taken to
Hadassah Hospital for treatment. Arthur was in the hospital for the day and
Marcia was in for four days.

We want to thank the Israel Genealogical Society for their concern and for
the visit and calls >from members Miriam Haringman-Goitein and Mathilde
Tagger. In addition to the excellent medical care of the hospital staff,
their reaching out meant much to our full recovery.

We can happily report that "We Went to Hadassah Hospital and Did Not
See the Chagall Windows At First!" But we did eventually see the
Windows and much more in beautiful and inspiring Israel.

Thank you for a wonderfully well-planned conference and making all the
participants feel at home.

With love and Shalom, Marcia Indianer Meyers and Arthur Meyers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jerusalem Conference Thanks #general

Arthur Meyers <marciarthur@...>
 

Dear Israel Genealogical Society Friends,

We attended the 24th Annual Conference in Jerusalem and received much
information >from the various lectures we attended.

Unfortunately, on Thursday, July 8, we both became ill and were taken to
Hadassah Hospital for treatment. Arthur was in the hospital for the day and
Marcia was in for four days.

We want to thank the Israel Genealogical Society for their concern and for
the visit and calls >from members Miriam Haringman-Goitein and Mathilde
Tagger. In addition to the excellent medical care of the hospital staff,
their reaching out meant much to our full recovery.

We can happily report that "We Went to Hadassah Hospital and Did Not
See the Chagall Windows At First!" But we did eventually see the
Windows and much more in beautiful and inspiring Israel.

Thank you for a wonderfully well-planned conference and making all the
participants feel at home.

With love and Shalom, Marcia Indianer Meyers and Arthur Meyers


HURIN, WEINSTEIN #general

Rafael Gordon <rafail@...>
 

Hi, I am a new researcher. I am trying to find information about
Louis Weinstein (Leib Hurin) >from Kraslava, Latvia. He came to New
York in 1922, married to a Weinstein >from the Bronx (the family came
from Poland), had 2 children and lived in the Bronx and later in Queens
Village. The last letter was >from Queens Village in 1973. I would
appreciate any help and any information. Also, if anyone needs
translation >from Russian or Latvian, I can help.
Leahgordon1@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HURIN, WEINSTEIN #general

Rafael Gordon <rafail@...>
 

Hi, I am a new researcher. I am trying to find information about
Louis Weinstein (Leib Hurin) >from Kraslava, Latvia. He came to New
York in 1922, married to a Weinstein >from the Bronx (the family came
from Poland), had 2 children and lived in the Bronx and later in Queens
Village. The last letter was >from Queens Village in 1973. I would
appreciate any help and any information. Also, if anyone needs
translation >from Russian or Latvian, I can help.
Leahgordon1@...


1873 Galician / Polish Birth Record Translation needed VM 4415 #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted to View Mate a copy of my grmo's birth record. ( my first
attempt at scanning anything) She was born in Tarnopol in 1873. Her
parents, Josef Lorber and Rivke Kasten, did not have a civil "legal"
marriage until 1891. At that time my grmo, Sara Golda Lorber, had her
birth registered. My grandmother married in 1892.

I have given this explanation because of the dates that appear on the
document. The document can be seen on ViewMate4415.

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=4415

Thank you all for your wonderful help in the past.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio (Cleveland)
agloger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1873 Galician / Polish Birth Record Translation needed VM 4415 #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted to View Mate a copy of my grmo's birth record. ( my first
attempt at scanning anything) She was born in Tarnopol in 1873. Her
parents, Josef Lorber and Rivke Kasten, did not have a civil "legal"
marriage until 1891. At that time my grmo, Sara Golda Lorber, had her
birth registered. My grandmother married in 1892.

I have given this explanation because of the dates that appear on the
document. The document can be seen on ViewMate4415.

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=4415

Thank you all for your wonderful help in the past.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio (Cleveland)
agloger@...


Galveston as port of entry to USA #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

There are two booklets in Yiddish which should be of interest to people
whose ancestors came to the US via Galveston, Texas. Volume two,
" Emigrantn lebn in Galveston," (Kiev: Jewish Emigration Society, 1912)
contains lists of emigrants, hometowns, where they settled in US,
occupations, and weekly wages. It is available at Hebrew Union College
Library, Cincinnati, Ohio. The first volume is " Vos hot unz gegebn di
Galvestaner emigratsye?" (Warsaw, 1910) It is mentioned in volume two,
but I have been unable to track it down.
Sincerely,
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Galveston as port of entry to USA #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

There are two booklets in Yiddish which should be of interest to people
whose ancestors came to the US via Galveston, Texas. Volume two,
" Emigrantn lebn in Galveston," (Kiev: Jewish Emigration Society, 1912)
contains lists of emigrants, hometowns, where they settled in US,
occupations, and weekly wages. It is available at Hebrew Union College
Library, Cincinnati, Ohio. The first volume is " Vos hot unz gegebn di
Galvestaner emigratsye?" (Warsaw, 1910) It is mentioned in volume two,
but I have been unable to track it down.
Sincerely,
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel


Erzsebet Izraelita Elemi Iskola Miskolc #general

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners,

Was anyone of you enrolled in the Erzsebet Izraelita Elemi Iskola Miskolc
school in Miskolc, Hungary in the year 1932? Or do you know anybody who
could have been enrolled at that time in this school?

Thank you very much for your help,

Giselle Bodziony


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Erzsebet Izraelita Elemi Iskola Miskolc #general

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners,

Was anyone of you enrolled in the Erzsebet Izraelita Elemi Iskola Miskolc
school in Miskolc, Hungary in the year 1932? Or do you know anybody who
could have been enrolled at that time in this school?

Thank you very much for your help,

Giselle Bodziony


Budapest January 15 1945 #general

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners,

Is anyone of you contemporary witness and survivor of the massacres
executed by the Hungarian nyilas troops in Budapest by the time of
January 15 1945, or could someone tell me where I can do some
research on what happened on that day?

Thank you very much,

Giselle Bodziony


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Budapest January 15 1945 #general

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners,

Is anyone of you contemporary witness and survivor of the massacres
executed by the Hungarian nyilas troops in Budapest by the time of
January 15 1945, or could someone tell me where I can do some
research on what happened on that day?

Thank you very much,

Giselle Bodziony


Hessisch Lichtenau #general

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners,

Hessisch Lichtenau was a camp which belonged to the concentration
camp of Buchenwald. Does anyone know where I can search for victims
and survivors of that camp in Hessisch Lichtenau?

I thank you very much for your help.

Giselle Bodziony


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hessisch Lichtenau #general

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners,

Hessisch Lichtenau was a camp which belonged to the concentration
camp of Buchenwald. Does anyone know where I can search for victims
and survivors of that camp in Hessisch Lichtenau?

I thank you very much for your help.

Giselle Bodziony


Mount Zion cemetary in Queens NY #general

backon@...
 

The latest issue of http://www.forgotten-ny.com has a spread on
the Mount Zion cemetary in Queens with photos of gravestones.

Josh Backon
backon@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL of the Mount Zion page is
http://www.forgotten-ny.com/CEMETERIES/mtzion/mtzion.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mount Zion cemetary in Queens NY #general

backon@...
 

The latest issue of http://www.forgotten-ny.com has a spread on
the Mount Zion cemetary in Queens with photos of gravestones.

Josh Backon
backon@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL of the Mount Zion page is
http://www.forgotten-ny.com/CEMETERIES/mtzion/mtzion.html