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ViewMate Help with Photo Identification #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I have posted a photograph of a young woman in Ekaterinoslav around 1900
and I need help
identifying her. It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30315.

Please respond on the form on the ViewMate application. Thank you very much.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC 28390


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate Help with Photo Identification #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I have posted a photograph of a young woman in Ekaterinoslav around 1900
and I need help
identifying her. It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30315.

Please respond on the form on the ViewMate application. Thank you very much.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC 28390


translation of Yiddish word - "yahrid" ? #ukraine

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Hello,

Is anyone familiar with the Yiddish word - "yahrid"? My mother used the
word, and I believe it means something like a long and tortuous journey -
either actual or metaphorical. Can anyone confirm or correct this?

Thank you,
Fern Greenberg Blood
Waterbury, Vermont

GRINBERG, POSTILNIK, SHPENDELYUK, ROSEN/ROSETSKY >from Pyatigory / Zhashkov
Ukraine


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine translation of Yiddish word - "yahrid" ? #ukraine

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Hello,

Is anyone familiar with the Yiddish word - "yahrid"? My mother used the
word, and I believe it means something like a long and tortuous journey -
either actual or metaphorical. Can anyone confirm or correct this?

Thank you,
Fern Greenberg Blood
Waterbury, Vermont

GRINBERG, POSTILNIK, SHPENDELYUK, ROSEN/ROSETSKY >from Pyatigory / Zhashkov
Ukraine


Re: Elsbeth HERRMANN of Breslau #germany

Stephen Falk <sfalkjd@...>
 

Judith (and others with interest in Breslau): Your friend can find
some information in the Breslau (Wroclaw) Standesamt records that
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI) has indexed >from the period
1889 to 1910 -- pretty much all the Jewish births, marriages and
deaths in Breslau >from that period. It just so happens that a
smattering of entries >from 1875 happens to include Elsbeth HERRMANN.

The JRI data is not all online yet, because we still need to fully
fund the project work. That said, a sample set of the data can be
searched on the JRI website.

You (and anyone) interested in these records, please contact me at
sfalkjd@gmail.com

Best regards, Stephen Falk, Point Roberts, WA, USA sfalkjd@gmail.com
JRI "Town Leader" for Breslau

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM, Judith Elam <elamj@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
I am seeking grandmother Elsbeth HERRMANN, born 15 or 18 December 1875
in Breslau. Elsbeth was the daughter of Moses HERRMANN and Sidonie
PIORKOWSKY. Elsbeth was married to Alfred EPSTEIN. They lived in Berlin at
Nestorstrasse 17, Wilmersdorf. Alfred does not appear on any victims list,
but appears to have still been alive in 1939. Elsbeth was deported to Riga
on 13 Jan 1942. Any assistance would be much appreciated!


German SIG #Germany Re: Elsbeth HERRMANN of Breslau #germany

Stephen Falk <sfalkjd@...>
 

Judith (and others with interest in Breslau): Your friend can find
some information in the Breslau (Wroclaw) Standesamt records that
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI) has indexed >from the period
1889 to 1910 -- pretty much all the Jewish births, marriages and
deaths in Breslau >from that period. It just so happens that a
smattering of entries >from 1875 happens to include Elsbeth HERRMANN.

The JRI data is not all online yet, because we still need to fully
fund the project work. That said, a sample set of the data can be
searched on the JRI website.

You (and anyone) interested in these records, please contact me at
sfalkjd@gmail.com

Best regards, Stephen Falk, Point Roberts, WA, USA sfalkjd@gmail.com
JRI "Town Leader" for Breslau

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM, Judith Elam <elamj@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
I am seeking grandmother Elsbeth HERRMANN, born 15 or 18 December 1875
in Breslau. Elsbeth was the daughter of Moses HERRMANN and Sidonie
PIORKOWSKY. Elsbeth was married to Alfred EPSTEIN. They lived in Berlin at
Nestorstrasse 17, Wilmersdorf. Alfred does not appear on any victims list,
but appears to have still been alive in 1939. Elsbeth was deported to Riga
on 13 Jan 1942. Any assistance would be much appreciated!


Re: Meir Nethiblin #general

David Nathan <d.nathan1@...>
 

Alex,

I would start with the 1891 census, then 1901 and, finally, the 1911 - the
latest for which details is available. You can find these on the British
Archives site or, I believe, Ancestry.

from the BA site copies can be purchased at about GBP9 plus postage. Also
look at the voters registers for that part of Leeds. These, which are
compiled annually, will be at the Leeds City Library (contact via Google).

Happy hunting,

David Nathan, London UK

----- Original Message -----
From: Alexander Woodle <awoodle@verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:55:28 -0500

My Landman family who came >from Zhvanets and Chortkov were supposedly
descended >from a distinguished rabbinic line. One of them authored the
above named item. A descendant, Lazarus Landman emigrated to Leeds,
England around 1887.

Can anyone shed any light on this family or the written work mentioned
in the subject?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Meir Nethiblin #general

David Nathan <d.nathan1@...>
 

Alex,

I would start with the 1891 census, then 1901 and, finally, the 1911 - the
latest for which details is available. You can find these on the British
Archives site or, I believe, Ancestry.

from the BA site copies can be purchased at about GBP9 plus postage. Also
look at the voters registers for that part of Leeds. These, which are
compiled annually, will be at the Leeds City Library (contact via Google).

Happy hunting,

David Nathan, London UK

----- Original Message -----
From: Alexander Woodle <awoodle@verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:55:28 -0500

My Landman family who came >from Zhvanets and Chortkov were supposedly
descended >from a distinguished rabbinic line. One of them authored the
above named item. A descendant, Lazarus Landman emigrated to Leeds,
England around 1887.

Can anyone shed any light on this family or the written work mentioned
in the subject?


Re: Meir Nethiblin #general

seforimlover
 

That would seem to be the work Meir Nesivim by R' Meir Margolis
from a very respected rabbinic family. Here is a link to the work
in the National Library in Jerusalem.

http://aleph.nli.org.il:80/F/?func=direct&doc_number=000149456&local_base=MBI01

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz

---
From: Alexander Woodle <awoodle@verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:55:28 -0500

My Landman family who came >from Zhvanets and Chortkov were supposedly
descended >from a distinguished rabbinic line. One of them authored the
above named item. A descendant, Lazarus Landman emigrated to Leeds,
England around 1887.

Can anyone shed any light on this family or the written work mentioned
in the subject?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Meir Nethiblin #general

seforimlover
 

That would seem to be the work Meir Nesivim by R' Meir Margolis
from a very respected rabbinic family. Here is a link to the work
in the National Library in Jerusalem.

http://aleph.nli.org.il:80/F/?func=direct&doc_number=000149456&local_base=MBI01

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz

---
From: Alexander Woodle <awoodle@verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:55:28 -0500

My Landman family who came >from Zhvanets and Chortkov were supposedly
descended >from a distinguished rabbinic line. One of them authored the
above named item. A descendant, Lazarus Landman emigrated to Leeds,
England around 1887.

Can anyone shed any light on this family or the written work mentioned
in the subject?


my lucky day - thanks to JewishGen #general

Renee Steinig
 

Almost two years ago, I sent a message to the JewishGen Discussion
Group, asking about ISENBURGER cousins who fled >from Frankfurt to
London in 1939. At that time, I received considerable and much
appreciated help >from a number of JewishGenners and GerSIGgers, but
things have been quiet since... until Monday, when I received an
extraordinary message.

The sender, who found my JGDG message after googling one of my
cousins' names, wrote that she had been the cousin's friend and
executor and has all her family papers. Lottie "kept all the paperwork
concerning her family," Jill reported, so there'd be a lot to go
through, but she'd be willing to send any information I want. In a
later message, she wrote that there are so many notes and documents
that she decided it would be best to create a family tree -- and along
came a large chart, plus additional comments.

Lesson learned: Messages to the Discussion Group live on, not only in
the JGDG Archives but in also cyberspace.

I've made a donation to the JewishGen Wall of Honor
(www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors) in honor of Lottie, Jill,
and of course, JewishGen.

Now I'm off to learn about previously unknown cousin Ludovico /
Lazarus / Ludwig ISENBURGER (1885 Frankfurt - 1970 Rio de Janeiro). He
and his wife Bel[l]a GOLDBERG (1897 Frankfurt - after 1974 probably in
Rio) emigrated >from Germany to Brazil in 1939. If anyone out there
recognizes these names, I'd be delighted to hear >from you. Note: I've
already seen Lazarus and Bela's Brazilian immigration cards on
FamilySearch.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen my lucky day - thanks to JewishGen #general

Renee Steinig
 

Almost two years ago, I sent a message to the JewishGen Discussion
Group, asking about ISENBURGER cousins who fled >from Frankfurt to
London in 1939. At that time, I received considerable and much
appreciated help >from a number of JewishGenners and GerSIGgers, but
things have been quiet since... until Monday, when I received an
extraordinary message.

The sender, who found my JGDG message after googling one of my
cousins' names, wrote that she had been the cousin's friend and
executor and has all her family papers. Lottie "kept all the paperwork
concerning her family," Jill reported, so there'd be a lot to go
through, but she'd be willing to send any information I want. In a
later message, she wrote that there are so many notes and documents
that she decided it would be best to create a family tree -- and along
came a large chart, plus additional comments.

Lesson learned: Messages to the Discussion Group live on, not only in
the JGDG Archives but in also cyberspace.

I've made a donation to the JewishGen Wall of Honor
(www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors) in honor of Lottie, Jill,
and of course, JewishGen.

Now I'm off to learn about previously unknown cousin Ludovico /
Lazarus / Ludwig ISENBURGER (1885 Frankfurt - 1970 Rio de Janeiro). He
and his wife Bel[l]a GOLDBERG (1897 Frankfurt - after 1974 probably in
Rio) emigrated >from Germany to Brazil in 1939. If anyone out there
recognizes these names, I'd be delighted to hear >from you. Note: I've
already seen Lazarus and Bela's Brazilian immigration cards on
FamilySearch.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Researcher 476201, Robert Seidel #general

brown sha <swansea636@...>
 

About 2 years ago, I received an email >from Researcher 476201,
Robert Seidel, asking me if I thought that his Gasse relative might
be the same or a connection to my Gasse relative. He wrote: "She
had family in Lodz. Her name was Syma Gasse (or Hasse) Braun, and
she lived in Osiek Poland before the War. She was my great
grandmother."

Syma Gasse/Hasse Braun is also my great-grandmother, which would
make Mr. Seidel and me 3rd (?) cousins. If he is reading this,
would he please contact me. Or if anyone knows him, please ask him
to get in touch with me.

Thank you.
sharon brown (Researcher 170543)
swansea636@hotmail.com
RESEARCHING: BRAUM, BRAUN, BROWN / GASSEE, HASSE / WACHSMAN /
BLACKSTEIN, BLACKSTONE, BLACHSZTAJN / APPELBAUM / TAJTELBAUM /
FLYASHMAN / GOLDWASER / MINTZ / KNEBEL / RAICHMAN, RICHMAN, LERMAN /
SMITH / VILLIERS / MILLER / WEISMAN / FREEMAN / BARNOY (Places:
Osiek, Staszow, Klimontow, Ostrowiec, Cmielow, Bogoria, Polaniec
(Poland). Utica, New York, Portland, ME., Boston, New York, Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: You can also write to JewishGen's Lost 'n' Found Desk,
lostnfound@lyris.jewishgen.org, and volunteer Marian Price will try to
put you in touch with Robert Seidel.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researcher 476201, Robert Seidel #general

brown sha <swansea636@...>
 

About 2 years ago, I received an email >from Researcher 476201,
Robert Seidel, asking me if I thought that his Gasse relative might
be the same or a connection to my Gasse relative. He wrote: "She
had family in Lodz. Her name was Syma Gasse (or Hasse) Braun, and
she lived in Osiek Poland before the War. She was my great
grandmother."

Syma Gasse/Hasse Braun is also my great-grandmother, which would
make Mr. Seidel and me 3rd (?) cousins. If he is reading this,
would he please contact me. Or if anyone knows him, please ask him
to get in touch with me.

Thank you.
sharon brown (Researcher 170543)
swansea636@hotmail.com
RESEARCHING: BRAUM, BRAUN, BROWN / GASSEE, HASSE / WACHSMAN /
BLACKSTEIN, BLACKSTONE, BLACHSZTAJN / APPELBAUM / TAJTELBAUM /
FLYASHMAN / GOLDWASER / MINTZ / KNEBEL / RAICHMAN, RICHMAN, LERMAN /
SMITH / VILLIERS / MILLER / WEISMAN / FREEMAN / BARNOY (Places:
Osiek, Staszow, Klimontow, Ostrowiec, Cmielow, Bogoria, Polaniec
(Poland). Utica, New York, Portland, ME., Boston, New York, Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: You can also write to JewishGen's Lost 'n' Found Desk,
lostnfound@lyris.jewishgen.org, and volunteer Marian Price will try to
put you in touch with Robert Seidel.


CHATZANSKY relatives in Buenos Aires? #general

Vivian308@...
 

I just found some information that opens up a new avenue of
research. I did a google search on CHATZANSKY, which is
one of the names I'm researching and came up with CHATZ
genealogy. There's a list of passengers with that name, and
also two girls, Hinde and Gittel CHATZANSKY. Under religion,
it says Catholic. I know Hinde and Gittel are Yiddish names.
Do you think this is a mistake? The other information
listed includes their ages, ship's name, port they are from, and
date of arrival. Place of birth is unknown. It says they are Russian.
The date of arrival in Buenos Aires is 8/6/1907.

My other question is how can I find out more information about
them and how can I know if there are other relatives in Argentina?
I don't know Spanish. They most likely married and have
different names, also.

I emailed the writer of the Jewish Genealogical Research in
Argentina InfoFile found on jewishgen. So far I haven't had
a response though I'm hoping to get one.

Another CHATZANSKY relative once told me that anyone from
the Kiev area who spells their name that way (it's uncommon)
is related to us. I don't know where these girls were >from but the
name is spelled the "right"way. Unfortunately, many relatives
changed or shortened their name after they left Europe so
it's hard to find them.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Vivian Finkelstein
Vivian308@aol.com
Illinois, USA

Searching: CHATZANSKY >from Kiev, Ukraine
PASEMANIK >from Vilna
LEVIN and KATZ >from Lutzin, Latvia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CHATZANSKY relatives in Buenos Aires? #general

Vivian308@...
 

I just found some information that opens up a new avenue of
research. I did a google search on CHATZANSKY, which is
one of the names I'm researching and came up with CHATZ
genealogy. There's a list of passengers with that name, and
also two girls, Hinde and Gittel CHATZANSKY. Under religion,
it says Catholic. I know Hinde and Gittel are Yiddish names.
Do you think this is a mistake? The other information
listed includes their ages, ship's name, port they are from, and
date of arrival. Place of birth is unknown. It says they are Russian.
The date of arrival in Buenos Aires is 8/6/1907.

My other question is how can I find out more information about
them and how can I know if there are other relatives in Argentina?
I don't know Spanish. They most likely married and have
different names, also.

I emailed the writer of the Jewish Genealogical Research in
Argentina InfoFile found on jewishgen. So far I haven't had
a response though I'm hoping to get one.

Another CHATZANSKY relative once told me that anyone from
the Kiev area who spells their name that way (it's uncommon)
is related to us. I don't know where these girls were >from but the
name is spelled the "right"way. Unfortunately, many relatives
changed or shortened their name after they left Europe so
it's hard to find them.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Vivian Finkelstein
Vivian308@aol.com
Illinois, USA

Searching: CHATZANSKY >from Kiev, Ukraine
PASEMANIK >from Vilna
LEVIN and KATZ >from Lutzin, Latvia


Indexing the 1940 Kishinev commercial yearbook #romania

Harvey Kabaker
 

Dear Bessarabers,

The "Anuarul Chisinaului 1940" -- the 1940 Kishinev commercial yearbook
-- is a listing of businesses, professionals, merchants, tradesmen,
artisans, associations, government offices and other occupations
compiled by the ARPID publishing house. At Yefim's request, I'm
coordinating a project to extract names and occupations of the Jewish
men and women -- or, at least, those with Jewish-sounding names -- into
a searchable online database.

You can see the publication in PDF format here:
http://tinyurl.com/kevfxgk
(Original URL)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/projects/50KishinevDirectory1940/Book.pdf

We need volunteers. We've begun by scanning online pages and putting the
text into a spreadsheet. The next phase is proofreading text, verifying
Jewish names and transliterating surnames into the most likely English
equivalent. You don't need to understand Romanian, but you will need to
use the Romanian keyboard on your PC to obtain characters with
diacriticals. You'll have a transliteration guide for reference.

You may work as little as an hour or two a week, at your own pace. For
more information without obligation or commitment, please write to me
directly. I'll send a sample of the work to be done, and you can decide
whether to help.

Regards,
Harvey Kabaker

Added note:
You may be familiar with our earlier work on the 1924 Romanian business
directory, extracting Jewish names >from pages for Chisinau and the
former Bessarabian provinces then under Romanian control. The results
are posted on the Ukraine SIG Web site with a link >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/Databases.html

The records also are included in the searchable "JewishGen Romania
Database," which consists of records >from Romania and Moldova, at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/

--
Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
harvey.kabaker@verizon.net

Researching CUTLER, KOTLARSKY, SHAEFFER in Bila Tserkva;
KABAKER, OKUN, BERLUNSKY in Seirijai;
WEINHOUSE, MILLER in Edinet.


Romania SIG #Romania Indexing the 1940 Kishinev commercial yearbook #romania

Harvey Kabaker
 

Dear Bessarabers,

The "Anuarul Chisinaului 1940" -- the 1940 Kishinev commercial yearbook
-- is a listing of businesses, professionals, merchants, tradesmen,
artisans, associations, government offices and other occupations
compiled by the ARPID publishing house. At Yefim's request, I'm
coordinating a project to extract names and occupations of the Jewish
men and women -- or, at least, those with Jewish-sounding names -- into
a searchable online database.

You can see the publication in PDF format here:
http://tinyurl.com/kevfxgk
(Original URL)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/projects/50KishinevDirectory1940/Book.pdf

We need volunteers. We've begun by scanning online pages and putting the
text into a spreadsheet. The next phase is proofreading text, verifying
Jewish names and transliterating surnames into the most likely English
equivalent. You don't need to understand Romanian, but you will need to
use the Romanian keyboard on your PC to obtain characters with
diacriticals. You'll have a transliteration guide for reference.

You may work as little as an hour or two a week, at your own pace. For
more information without obligation or commitment, please write to me
directly. I'll send a sample of the work to be done, and you can decide
whether to help.

Regards,
Harvey Kabaker

Added note:
You may be familiar with our earlier work on the 1924 Romanian business
directory, extracting Jewish names >from pages for Chisinau and the
former Bessarabian provinces then under Romanian control. The results
are posted on the Ukraine SIG Web site with a link >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/Databases.html

The records also are included in the searchable "JewishGen Romania
Database," which consists of records >from Romania and Moldova, at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/

--
Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
harvey.kabaker@verizon.net

Researching CUTLER, KOTLARSKY, SHAEFFER in Bila Tserkva;
KABAKER, OKUN, BERLUNSKY in Seirijai;
WEINHOUSE, MILLER in Edinet.


Languages in Moldova and Moldovia #bessarabia

Anna Reuter <anna94306@...>
 

Hi Yefim:

Thanks for explaining the Moldavia/Moldova Confusion.  

Could you also give us your take on the languages used in the two regions over
that 200 year period? Among and between Jews,  Yiddish (German Dialect) would
be spoken, of course. And if they were literate,  they would write Yiddish with
Hebrew letters. 

How about the divide between Romania and Bessarabia  (when it was part of the
Russian Empire)? My father, born in Bessarabia in 1905, claimed to speak Russian
in addition to Yiddish.   But Bessarabia was closer to Ukraine.  Would his version
of Russian with the Cyrillic Alphabet be more similar to Ukrainian?
Ukrainian and Russian Languages share some commonality with Cyrillic letters,
but there are differences.

Then there is Romania and/or the Moldavia Principality. They would speak
Romanian, of course, and use  a Latin Alphabet but with 31 letters.
Romanian is a Romance Language with roots in Latin.

Please correct me if I did not get this right.

Thanks,

Anna Reuter
Palo Alto, California


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Languages in Moldova and Moldovia #bessarabia

Anna Reuter <anna94306@...>
 

Hi Yefim:

Thanks for explaining the Moldavia/Moldova Confusion.  

Could you also give us your take on the languages used in the two regions over
that 200 year period? Among and between Jews,  Yiddish (German Dialect) would
be spoken, of course. And if they were literate,  they would write Yiddish with
Hebrew letters. 

How about the divide between Romania and Bessarabia  (when it was part of the
Russian Empire)? My father, born in Bessarabia in 1905, claimed to speak Russian
in addition to Yiddish.   But Bessarabia was closer to Ukraine.  Would his version
of Russian with the Cyrillic Alphabet be more similar to Ukrainian?
Ukrainian and Russian Languages share some commonality with Cyrillic letters,
but there are differences.

Then there is Romania and/or the Moldavia Principality. They would speak
Romanian, of course, and use  a Latin Alphabet but with 31 letters.
Romanian is a Romance Language with roots in Latin.

Please correct me if I did not get this right.

Thanks,

Anna Reuter
Palo Alto, California

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