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Re: The name Yitzell #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

from the Cuban location of the bearer of this given name I should
think that the most logical explanation is that it is a variant of
the Aztec name Itzel (often pronounced as Itschall - meaning
rainbow woman. The name is fairly frequently found as a female
given name in Mexico.

Martin Davis - London (UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The name Yitzell #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

from the Cuban location of the bearer of this given name I should
think that the most logical explanation is that it is a variant of
the Aztec name Itzel (often pronounced as Itschall - meaning
rainbow woman. The name is fairly frequently found as a female
given name in Mexico.

Martin Davis - London (UK)


(USA) National Archives To Hold Genealogy Programs September 2011 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In September, the National Archives and Records Administration (USA) will
feature genealogy-related programs highlighting records >from its holdings,
including two programs on the upcoming April 2, 2012, release of the 1940
census. These programs are free and open to the public, and will be held in
the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Selected programs will be
repeated at the College Park National Archives building.

Programs begin on September 6 and run through September 21. Topics include:
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman
Introduction to Genealogy: Military records
Beyond the Basics: Census Search Strategies
"Help! I'm Stuck"
Women of the Polar Archives
Beyond the Basics: Introduction to the 1940 Census

For more information go to:
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2011/nr11-154.html

If you missed the National Archives Genealogy Fair: Become Your Family's
Detective April 20-21, 2011 the National Archives has posted some of the
materials and PowerPoint presentations at:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/2011/handouts/

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (USA) National Archives To Hold Genealogy Programs September 2011 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In September, the National Archives and Records Administration (USA) will
feature genealogy-related programs highlighting records >from its holdings,
including two programs on the upcoming April 2, 2012, release of the 1940
census. These programs are free and open to the public, and will be held in
the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Selected programs will be
repeated at the College Park National Archives building.

Programs begin on September 6 and run through September 21. Topics include:
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman
Introduction to Genealogy: Military records
Beyond the Basics: Census Search Strategies
"Help! I'm Stuck"
Women of the Polar Archives
Beyond the Basics: Introduction to the 1940 Census

For more information go to:
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2011/nr11-154.html

If you missed the National Archives Genealogy Fair: Become Your Family's
Detective April 20-21, 2011 the National Archives has posted some of the
materials and PowerPoint presentations at:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/2011/handouts/

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


The [British Commonwealth] War Graves Project #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The War Graves Project intent was to photograph every war grave, individual
memorial, Ministry of Defense grave >from WW1 to the present. They are now
working as a joint venture with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and
assisting the Office of Australian War Graves Canadian Veterans Affairs and
the New Zealand Ministry of Heritage and Culture enabling families to obtain
a photograph of a grave or memorial. As of 2011 they have been able to
record over 1.6 million graves and memorials. Look at the countries around
the world-not just Commonwealth countries, where a soldier may be buried.
Go to: http://www.twgpp.org/cemetery_locations.php They are continuing to
add to the collection. The photograph does require a minimum payment of
£3.50, for a 5x7 glossy mailed overseas >from the UK costs £6.50-less within
the UK. however, searching and obtaining information on the gravesite is
free. I have done several searches with "Jewish" sounding Names (Cohen,
Goldberg, Katz and Shapiro) and there are a number of gravesites with those
names.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The [British Commonwealth] War Graves Project #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The War Graves Project intent was to photograph every war grave, individual
memorial, Ministry of Defense grave >from WW1 to the present. They are now
working as a joint venture with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and
assisting the Office of Australian War Graves Canadian Veterans Affairs and
the New Zealand Ministry of Heritage and Culture enabling families to obtain
a photograph of a grave or memorial. As of 2011 they have been able to
record over 1.6 million graves and memorials. Look at the countries around
the world-not just Commonwealth countries, where a soldier may be buried.
Go to: http://www.twgpp.org/cemetery_locations.php They are continuing to
add to the collection. The photograph does require a minimum payment of
£3.50, for a 5x7 glossy mailed overseas >from the UK costs £6.50-less within
the UK. however, searching and obtaining information on the gravesite is
free. I have done several searches with "Jewish" sounding Names (Cohen,
Goldberg, Katz and Shapiro) and there are a number of gravesites with those
names.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Announcing the "All Galicia Database" - Gesher Galicia's new search engine #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia proudly announces the launch of the brand-new "All
Galicia Database" (AGD) at:

http://search.geshergalicia.org/

This search engine currently features 172,954 records >from 41
different data sources, covering everything >from birth, death,
marriage and divorce records to phone-books, school and landowner
records, all >from the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia.
The majority of this data exists nowhere else online and major kudos
goes to Gesher Galicia board member, and programmer extraordinaire,
Brooke Schreier Ganz, for its creation.

About this database:

Although Gesher Galicia's primary focus is on helping people research
their Jewish roots in this region, the diverse, community records in
this database contain names that span all of the ethnic and religious
groups who lived in Galicia. If you know people who are researching
their Galician ancestors of Ukrainian, Ruthenian, Polish or German
background, encourage them to take a look. Although many Galician
communities are represented, with myriad records, those with an
interest in Jewish vital records for Drohobycz, Sambor, Brody,
Zbarazh, Mikulince, Bialy Kamien, and Lviv will be especially pleased.

Searching particulars:

After logging in and reading the home page, I suggest you read the
"instructions and notes" for more productive searching.

You can search by given name and surname, with wildcard search
options. When your results appear click the + (plus) sign to produce a
drop-down list of record particulars. Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching
(BMPM) will be coming in a few months' time, and Daitch-Mokotoff
soundex will follow. In the meantime, one excellent innovation
created by Brooke is the ability to search by "kinnui" - Jewish
nickname or name variant. For example, searching for Rebecca will
also turn up matches for names like Rivka, Becky, and a search for
Hersch will find spelling variants like Hers and Hirsch, but also Tvi
and Zvi. If your record results show a modern-day town name
underlined in light blue, click that link to show a helpful pop-up map
of the area, and geo-spacial searching will be coming soon.

In addition to the search boxes at the top of the page, please note
the left-hand column where you can sort/search by record type, record
sources, towns, and repositories.

A word of thanks...

The launch of this database is an admirable accomplishment for our
small organization and huge kudos go to everyone who coordinated the
indexing projects that are included. The volunteers who worked
tirelessly doing data entry are mentioned in the "thank you" section
of the website, but the following individuals deserve special
accolades: Eric Bloch, Tony Hausner, Max Heffler, Mark Jacobson, Ada
Green and Ami Elyasaf.

More coming your way:

We are in the process of indexing more landowner, property and voter
records, so keep checking back for updated entries. We also welcome
submissions of new data sets for inclusion in the AGD. Do you (or
someone you know) have copies of records that could be helpful to
genealogists and historians researching Galicia? Examples are school
yearbooks, landsmanschaften records, Chevra Kaddisha books, mohel
records, tax lists, census records, etc. If so, please contact me.

Feedback:

A brand-new search engine like this is considered in beta (testing)
mode, so please be patient. If you have specific suggestions,
questions or feedback don't write to me, but please use the "Contact
Us" link at the very bottom of the page. The same goes for data
corrections you feel should be made. (And don't forget to read the
instructions first to get the full value of this database.) Again,
the URL is easy to remember: http://search.geshergalicia.org

A the IAJGS Conference in D.C. I'll be giving a tutorial on how to use
the All Galicia Database at the Gesher Galicia SIG meeting on Monday,
August 15 at 11:00AM.

If this search engine brings you closer to your Galician ancestors,
and you find someone you thought was lost...or a relative you never
knew existed, please let us know and we'll feature it in the next
issue of "The Galitzianer." To find out more about Gesher Galicia's
work go to: http://www.geshergalicia.org. If you are not already a
member, consider joining.

Thanks >from Gesher Galicia and here's to successful searching!

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
http://www.geshergalicia.org
http://www.search.geshergalicia.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcing the "All Galicia Database" - Gesher Galicia's new search engine #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia proudly announces the launch of the brand-new "All
Galicia Database" (AGD) at:

http://search.geshergalicia.org/

This search engine currently features 172,954 records >from 41
different data sources, covering everything >from birth, death,
marriage and divorce records to phone-books, school and landowner
records, all >from the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia.
The majority of this data exists nowhere else online and major kudos
goes to Gesher Galicia board member, and programmer extraordinaire,
Brooke Schreier Ganz, for its creation.

About this database:

Although Gesher Galicia's primary focus is on helping people research
their Jewish roots in this region, the diverse, community records in
this database contain names that span all of the ethnic and religious
groups who lived in Galicia. If you know people who are researching
their Galician ancestors of Ukrainian, Ruthenian, Polish or German
background, encourage them to take a look. Although many Galician
communities are represented, with myriad records, those with an
interest in Jewish vital records for Drohobycz, Sambor, Brody,
Zbarazh, Mikulince, Bialy Kamien, and Lviv will be especially pleased.

Searching particulars:

After logging in and reading the home page, I suggest you read the
"instructions and notes" for more productive searching.

You can search by given name and surname, with wildcard search
options. When your results appear click the + (plus) sign to produce a
drop-down list of record particulars. Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching
(BMPM) will be coming in a few months' time, and Daitch-Mokotoff
soundex will follow. In the meantime, one excellent innovation
created by Brooke is the ability to search by "kinnui" - Jewish
nickname or name variant. For example, searching for Rebecca will
also turn up matches for names like Rivka, Becky, and a search for
Hersch will find spelling variants like Hers and Hirsch, but also Tvi
and Zvi. If your record results show a modern-day town name
underlined in light blue, click that link to show a helpful pop-up map
of the area, and geo-spacial searching will be coming soon.

In addition to the search boxes at the top of the page, please note
the left-hand column where you can sort/search by record type, record
sources, towns, and repositories.

A word of thanks...

The launch of this database is an admirable accomplishment for our
small organization and huge kudos go to everyone who coordinated the
indexing projects that are included. The volunteers who worked
tirelessly doing data entry are mentioned in the "thank you" section
of the website, but the following individuals deserve special
accolades: Eric Bloch, Tony Hausner, Max Heffler, Mark Jacobson, Ada
Green and Ami Elyasaf.

More coming your way:

We are in the process of indexing more landowner, property and voter
records, so keep checking back for updated entries. We also welcome
submissions of new data sets for inclusion in the AGD. Do you (or
someone you know) have copies of records that could be helpful to
genealogists and historians researching Galicia? Examples are school
yearbooks, landsmanschaften records, Chevra Kaddisha books, mohel
records, tax lists, census records, etc. If so, please contact me.

Feedback:

A brand-new search engine like this is considered in beta (testing)
mode, so please be patient. If you have specific suggestions,
questions or feedback don't write to me, but please use the "Contact
Us" link at the very bottom of the page. The same goes for data
corrections you feel should be made. (And don't forget to read the
instructions first to get the full value of this database.) Again,
the URL is easy to remember: http://search.geshergalicia.org

A the IAJGS Conference in D.C. I'll be giving a tutorial on how to use
the All Galicia Database at the Gesher Galicia SIG meeting on Monday,
August 15 at 11:00AM.

If this search engine brings you closer to your Galician ancestors,
and you find someone you thought was lost...or a relative you never
knew existed, please let us know and we'll feature it in the next
issue of "The Galitzianer." To find out more about Gesher Galicia's
work go to: http://www.geshergalicia.org. If you are not already a
member, consider joining.

Thanks >from Gesher Galicia and here's to successful searching!

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
http://www.geshergalicia.org
http://www.search.geshergalicia.org


L.E. Hamburg, Chicago undertaker ca 1922 #general

Sherry Levy-Reiner
 

I am seeking records >from a funeral conducted by L.E. Hamburg, 4649
Prairie Avenue, in 1922.

Does anyone know if any of the current Chicago Jewish funeral
conglomerates have Hamburg's records?

Sherry Levy-Reiner
Washington, D.C.

Researching: BOHM, REINER, REINEROVA, ROUBITCHEK (Divisov, Bohemia)
LEVY (Drohiczyn/Drohitchin [Poland])
SIME (Liepaja/Libau/Libova/Liebau)
FINKEL (Siedlce/Shedlitz)
SLATKOWICZ, SLATKOWITZ, SLOTKOWITZ, ZLATKOWICZ, ZLATKOVITZ, ZLOTKOWITZ;
BIALES, BIALOSTOTSKY (Tykocin/Tiktin)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen L.E. Hamburg, Chicago undertaker ca 1922 #general

Sherry Levy-Reiner
 

I am seeking records >from a funeral conducted by L.E. Hamburg, 4649
Prairie Avenue, in 1922.

Does anyone know if any of the current Chicago Jewish funeral
conglomerates have Hamburg's records?

Sherry Levy-Reiner
Washington, D.C.

Researching: BOHM, REINER, REINEROVA, ROUBITCHEK (Divisov, Bohemia)
LEVY (Drohiczyn/Drohitchin [Poland])
SIME (Liepaja/Libau/Libova/Liebau)
FINKEL (Siedlce/Shedlitz)
SLATKOWICZ, SLATKOWITZ, SLOTKOWITZ, ZLATKOWICZ, ZLATKOVITZ, ZLOTKOWITZ;
BIALES, BIALOSTOTSKY (Tykocin/Tiktin)


Re: Patronymics Mirovich and Izshakovna #general

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

I think Mirovich would be "son of/ben Myer" and Izshakovna,
"daughter of/bat Itzak."

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

<snip> Michael Waas: What are the Hebrew/Yiddish names for these
patronymics?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Patronymics Mirovich and Izshakovna #general

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

I think Mirovich would be "son of/ben Myer" and Izshakovna,
"daughter of/bat Itzak."

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

<snip> Michael Waas: What are the Hebrew/Yiddish names for these
patronymics?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo Request: Children of Israel Cemetery Haverhill MA #general

WALTER SPECTOR
 

Dear Genners,

I need photos of the following graves in Section 7 of the
Children of Israel Cemetery Haverhill MA on Middle Rd.

Israel Greenstein Grave 4

Esther Greenstein Grave 3

Possibly Sarah Grenstein close by

Posibbly Mildred (Mollie) Spector

Your assistance will help me break my genealogical brickwall
within the Spector family of Philadelphia and the Greenstein
family of Haverhill MA.

Thank you in advance. Please reply privately

Walter Spector
Philadelphia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply to Walter Spector before going
to the cemetery in order to avoid duplication of effort.


Photo Request: Children of Israel Cemetery Haverhill MA #general

WALTER SPECTOR
 

Dear Genners,

I need photos of the following graves in Section 7 of the
Children of Israel Cemetery Haverhill MA on Middle Rd.

Israel Greenstein Grave 4

Esther Greenstein Grave 3

Possibly Sarah Grenstein close by

Posibbly Mildred (Mollie) Spector

Your assistance will help me break my genealogical brickwall
within the Spector family of Philadelphia and the Greenstein
family of Haverhill MA.

Thank you in advance. Please reply privately

Walter Spector
Philadelphia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply to Walter Spector before going
to the cemetery in order to avoid duplication of effort.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Patronymics MIROVICH and IZSHAKOVNA #general

Michael Waas
 

Mystery solved. Thanks to all the great responses! Soon I will send
out the image of the actual record as soon as I get it compressed
enough...

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Michael Waas <mwaas1989@...> wrote:
What are the Hebrew/Yiddish names for these patronymics? I just found
out about my ancestor's marriage record today and the patronymics are
those two.


Re: Patronymics MIROVICH and IZSHAKOVNA #general

Michael Waas
 

Mystery solved. Thanks to all the great responses! Soon I will send
out the image of the actual record as soon as I get it compressed
enough...

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Michael Waas <mwaas1989@...> wrote:
What are the Hebrew/Yiddish names for these patronymics? I just found
out about my ancestor's marriage record today and the patronymics are
those two.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finally in Warsaw, what now? #general

jimandsally <info@...>
 

Was enjoying Internet genealogy til my mother died at age 94 leaving
money for my sister to take me to find family roots in ne Poland -
Grajewo, Rajgrod, Staviski. She is leaving me on my own for week of
July 26 thru Aug 4 2011. I have Polish train pass for 5 days and maybe
1000usd or so to hire assistance. Should I take train to Grajewo, or
Lomza or stay in Warsaw? I am not a very good traveller, only speak
English. Thanks for any assistance.

Larry Kanner


Finally in Warsaw, what now? #general

jimandsally <info@...>
 

Was enjoying Internet genealogy til my mother died at age 94 leaving
money for my sister to take me to find family roots in ne Poland -
Grajewo, Rajgrod, Staviski. She is leaving me on my own for week of
July 26 thru Aug 4 2011. I have Polish train pass for 5 days and maybe
1000usd or so to hire assistance. Should I take train to Grajewo, or
Lomza or stay in Warsaw? I am not a very good traveller, only speak
English. Thanks for any assistance.

Larry Kanner


Volozhin Yeshiva #belarus

David Laskin
 

I am researching my family (HaKohen in Yiddish, Kaganovich in
Russian), Cohenim scribes who were associated with the great Yeshiva
in Volozhin. I have read (in Yaffa Eliach's "There Once was a World")
that down to the present day, [the Volozhin Yeshiva] members have
remained among the most prominent of the Jewish intellectual elite.
I am eager to hear >from anyone who has family or intellectual ties to
this renowned institution.

David Laskin,
Seattle, WA
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Volozhin Yeshiva #belarus

David Laskin
 

I am researching my family (HaKohen in Yiddish, Kaganovich in
Russian), Cohenim scribes who were associated with the great Yeshiva
in Volozhin. I have read (in Yaffa Eliach's "There Once was a World")
that down to the present day, [the Volozhin Yeshiva] members have
remained among the most prominent of the Jewish intellectual elite.
I am eager to hear >from anyone who has family or intellectual ties to
this renowned institution.

David Laskin,
Seattle, WA
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

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