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Re: Bendery Cemetery project (Bessarabia) #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear JewishGeners,

I want to let you all know on a progress of this project.
Bendery was one of the major Jewish towns with more than 10,000 Jews living
at the beginning of 20 century.

The whole cemetery registry will have about 5,000 records with almost
all tombstones will be photographed.

As of now about half of the records, 2654, with photos - 2364 are uploaded
to JewishGen JOWBR and will be available online with the next JOWBR
upload.

All records >from the Burial registry we obtained are already
translated/transliterated.

I want to thank everybody in our dedicated team who did a great job to
translate records >from Russian and Hebrew into English:
Ala Gamulka, Janet Furba, Sasha Berkovich, Carol Scolnik, Claire Stuart,
Paola Khalili.

I also want to thank many people at ViewMate who helped to understand
several Hebrew inscriptions.

The remaining part of the project will be ready in the spring of this
year.

I am asking our members to donate for the project (Bendery Cemetery
project) that we could pay for the photographs taken.

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43

Without your help we cannot finish the project and we may not be able to
do more such projects in the future.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Bendery Cemetery project (Bessarabia) #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear JewishGeners,

I want to let you all know on a progress of this project.
Bendery was one of the major Jewish towns with more than 10,000 Jews living
at the beginning of 20 century.

The whole cemetery registry will have about 5,000 records with almost
all tombstones will be photographed.

As of now about half of the records, 2654, with photos - 2364 are uploaded
to JewishGen JOWBR and will be available online with the next JOWBR
upload.

All records >from the Burial registry we obtained are already
translated/transliterated.

I want to thank everybody in our dedicated team who did a great job to
translate records >from Russian and Hebrew into English:
Ala Gamulka, Janet Furba, Sasha Berkovich, Carol Scolnik, Claire Stuart,
Paola Khalili.

I also want to thank many people at ViewMate who helped to understand
several Hebrew inscriptions.

The remaining part of the project will be ready in the spring of this
year.

I am asking our members to donate for the project (Bendery Cemetery
project) that we could pay for the photographs taken.

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43

Without your help we cannot finish the project and we may not be able to
do more such projects in the future.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania.


Viewmate images 25670 and 25671 #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted two images for which I would like the Polish translated.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=25670

This image contains three lines written in ink on the reverse of a
photograph. There are fewer than twenty words. There is also an inked
stamp mark, which was somewhat burned out by the flash, but I have a
better image if you think it might help.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=25671

This one is also the reverse of a photograph. There are two parts to
this; three lines each one appear to be dates. These are also written
in ink. They are followed by a line with just three words written in
what looks like a blue colored pencil.

Thank you in advance.

Jeremy G Frankel

Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley and Folsom, California, USA

FRENKEL: Plock, Poland; then FRANKEL: London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland, London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, London, England, NYC, NY, USA
LEDER/LEVY: Kalisz, Poland, LEVY (later LEADER): London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Austria-Hungary, London, England, NYC, NY, USA
WYTWORNIK: Plock, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate images 25670 and 25671 #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted two images for which I would like the Polish translated.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=25670

This image contains three lines written in ink on the reverse of a
photograph. There are fewer than twenty words. There is also an inked
stamp mark, which was somewhat burned out by the flash, but I have a
better image if you think it might help.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=25671

This one is also the reverse of a photograph. There are two parts to
this; three lines each one appear to be dates. These are also written
in ink. They are followed by a line with just three words written in
what looks like a blue colored pencil.

Thank you in advance.

Jeremy G Frankel

Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley and Folsom, California, USA

FRENKEL: Plock, Poland; then FRANKEL: London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland, London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, London, England, NYC, NY, USA
LEDER/LEVY: Kalisz, Poland, LEVY (later LEADER): London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Austria-Hungary, London, England, NYC, NY, USA
WYTWORNIK: Plock, Poland


JewishGen Education February Classes #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGen Education February Classes #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


JewishGen Education February Classes #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen Education February Classes #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors #usa

Nolan Altman
 

I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become. It
has been a real honor to build searchable databases for the
greater genealogical community and especially to create permanent
records for the disappearing remnants of Jewish life in many of
your ancestral communities. The satisfaction I receive >from
talking/emailing with donors and researchers who find material on
their family has been keeping me going for the last few years.

However, the demands on my time to administer JOWBR and the
Holocaust Database for JewishGen in the current operating
environment have become too great for me to handle effectively.
Therefore, it is with great regret that I have tendered my
resignation as JewishGen's VP for Data Acquisition. I'm sure that
JewishGen will continue to grow their databases and I encourage
you to continue to submit data and photos and volunteer for data
entry, translating and other technical assignments.

As you know, it's a small community and I'm sure our paths will
cross. I hope to see many of you in Boston or other upcoming
conferences!

Nolan Altman, Oceanside, NY <nta@...>


Early American SIG #USA A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors #usa

Nolan Altman
 

I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become. It
has been a real honor to build searchable databases for the
greater genealogical community and especially to create permanent
records for the disappearing remnants of Jewish life in many of
your ancestral communities. The satisfaction I receive >from
talking/emailing with donors and researchers who find material on
their family has been keeping me going for the last few years.

However, the demands on my time to administer JOWBR and the
Holocaust Database for JewishGen in the current operating
environment have become too great for me to handle effectively.
Therefore, it is with great regret that I have tendered my
resignation as JewishGen's VP for Data Acquisition. I'm sure that
JewishGen will continue to grow their databases and I encourage
you to continue to submit data and photos and volunteer for data
entry, translating and other technical assignments.

As you know, it's a small community and I'm sure our paths will
cross. I hope to see many of you in Boston or other upcoming
conferences!

Nolan Altman, Oceanside, NY <nta@...>


Re: Romanian jewish history #romania

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi Robert, please see answers below:


1. Does anybody know if Zorel is a hebrew first name? If yes, is it also
common among non-jewish Romanians?
---------------
According to Alexander Beider's dictionary of Jewish names the closest name
is Zorekh, and derived name Zore, Zortshe, Zorekhl. Very possible that
Zorel is one of derivation.

2. Does anybody know if any jewish families migrated south to Dobrogea
(southeast Romania) as a result of the Romanian pogroms of the late 19,
early 20th century, especially the Iasi pogroms?
--------------
Dobrudja was not part of Romania, or Principalities (Walachia, Moldova). It
was part of Turkey, under direct Ottoman control. In 1870s the Dobruja
region was swapped with two districts in Bessarabia (Izmail and Kagul). I
assume that after Romania was established in late 1870s people moved,
including Jews. Possible that pogroms were reason too.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator


Romania SIG #Romania RE: Romanian jewish history #romania

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi Robert, please see answers below:


1. Does anybody know if Zorel is a hebrew first name? If yes, is it also
common among non-jewish Romanians?
---------------
According to Alexander Beider's dictionary of Jewish names the closest name
is Zorekh, and derived name Zore, Zortshe, Zorekhl. Very possible that
Zorel is one of derivation.

2. Does anybody know if any jewish families migrated south to Dobrogea
(southeast Romania) as a result of the Romanian pogroms of the late 19,
early 20th century, especially the Iasi pogroms?
--------------
Dobrudja was not part of Romania, or Principalities (Walachia, Moldova). It
was part of Turkey, under direct Ottoman control. In 1870s the Dobruja
region was swapped with two districts in Bessarabia (Izmail and Kagul). I
assume that after Romania was established in late 1870s people moved,
including Jews. Possible that pogroms were reason too.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator


JewishGen Education February Classes #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen Education February Classes #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Re: Origin of the surname Meixler #hungary

smartlines@...
 

I think, the explanation is much simpler. The original name might have been
Metzler (butcher) which, due to a mistake by the notary or an other
official, was misread as Meixler (misreading "t" as "i" and "z" as "x" is
easy and many similar mistakes can be found in Jewish BMD registers in
Hungary where many rabbis spoke Yiddish or Hungarian better than the
official German language).

András Hirschler

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Hungary SIG #Hungary RE:Origin of the surname Meixler #hungary

smartlines@...
 

I think, the explanation is much simpler. The original name might have been
Metzler (butcher) which, due to a mistake by the notary or an other
official, was misread as Meixler (misreading "t" as "i" and "z" as "x" is
easy and many similar mistakes can be found in Jewish BMD registers in
Hungary where many rabbis spoke Yiddish or Hungarian better than the
official German language).

András Hirschler

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Re: Why two different manifests for same people, ship? #general

Eva Lawrence
 

The name BRUDNYA would be the name given to the wife of Mr BRUDNY. She was
apparently the person referenced in the second manifest. The ending 'A' is
used in Russian for women's surnames, which are always differentiated >from
those of their male relatives.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Why two different manifests for same people, ship? #general

Eva Lawrence
 

The name BRUDNYA would be the name given to the wife of Mr BRUDNY. She was
apparently the person referenced in the second manifest. The ending 'A' is
used in Russian for women's surnames, which are always differentiated >from
those of their male relatives.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Viewmate translation - German #general

Russ Maurer <RMaur@...>
 

I have posted a fragment of an 1894 birth record, in German, >from Stary
Sambor (today in Ukraine). This fragment is the description of the father.
I was not able to read or translate the middle line, although the first
ViewMate respondent has identified the first word in the line as ledig (single).
Thus, I now have "Nathan Reisner, single _________ in Nanczulka Mala."
The column heading says, "Name and surname, marital status, occupation, and
residence of the father." What is the missing word (presumably Nathan's
occupation)? It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=25685


I have left the image open for additional responses. Please respond via
the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH=


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate translation - German #general

Russ Maurer <RMaur@...>
 

I have posted a fragment of an 1894 birth record, in German, >from Stary
Sambor (today in Ukraine). This fragment is the description of the father.
I was not able to read or translate the middle line, although the first
ViewMate respondent has identified the first word in the line as ledig (single).
Thus, I now have "Nathan Reisner, single _________ in Nanczulka Mala."
The column heading says, "Name and surname, marital status, occupation, and
residence of the father." What is the missing word (presumably Nathan's
occupation)? It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=25685


I have left the image open for additional responses. Please respond via
the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH=