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Viewmate Russian and Polish translation request #bessarabia

Brian Chernin <brianchernin@...>
 

Hi,

I uploaded three documents to Viewmate. Two are written in Russian,
and one in Polish. They are all >from the town of Siedliszcze in Poland
and pertain to the Grosskopf family. One of the ones written in
Russian is a birth record, and what most interests me is to decipher
the mother's (whose given name is Rukhla) maiden name. The maiden name
starts with a D, that's all I can get >from reading as I barely know
Russian.

Thanks a lot, any help will be useful.

This is the link to the one written in Polish:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33843
These are the links to the ones in Russian:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33842
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33841

Brian Chernin

MODERATOR NOTE - Please reply privately to sender or on Viewmate.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Viewmate Russian and Polish translation request #bessarabia

Brian Chernin <brianchernin@...>
 

Hi,

I uploaded three documents to Viewmate. Two are written in Russian,
and one in Polish. They are all >from the town of Siedliszcze in Poland
and pertain to the Grosskopf family. One of the ones written in
Russian is a birth record, and what most interests me is to decipher
the mother's (whose given name is Rukhla) maiden name. The maiden name
starts with a D, that's all I can get >from reading as I barely know
Russian.

Thanks a lot, any help will be useful.

This is the link to the one written in Polish:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33843
These are the links to the ones in Russian:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33842
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33841

Brian Chernin

MODERATOR NOTE - Please reply privately to sender or on Viewmate.


Matzevot by GPS #bessarabia

David and Gloria Green <davidgreen777@...>
 

Good morning, Yefim,

Perhaps you have heard about the meeting of the Orlando Jewish Genealogical Society earlier this
month - the guest speaker by webinar was >from Billiongraves.com, as well as Daniel Horowitz of
MyHeritage.com speaking by phone >from Israel.

Billiongraves.com has an app which allows volunteers with an i-phone to upload matzevot photos
which are tracked by GPS. The beauty of this system is the hundreds of photos that could be taken
by one person in one hour (you don't need to upload the photos until you have a wireless connection). 
The accompanying GPS locator provides an exact location of the stone within the cemetery.  Daniel
Horowitz offered to have JOWBR volunteers upload pictures by this app to BG via Myheritage.com
(www.billiongraves.com/myheritage) after an agreement is worked out between JewishGen and My
Heritage.  After transcription by the photographer or anyone anywhere given access through the app,
MyHeritage would export both the info in the JOWBR excel spreadsheet format and the images to
JOWBR. 
JOWBR would then have the option to enhance the info in the database by having volunteers input
additional info such as OTHER NAMES and any further info such as burial date >from
synagogue/cemetery records before posting on JewishGen.org. 
Here is Daniel's blog and quote for what they did in a "test" project in Israel:
http://blog.myheritage.com/category/myheritage/myheritage-team/
"This (GPS) verifies the information and allows others to locate, visit or re-photograph any gravestone
they have found. The gravestone photos are transcribed by volunteers using the BillionGraves app or
website, and the records are then added to MyHeritage SuperSearch and to BillionGraves, and made
available for free on both sites. MyHeritageRecord Matching technology automatically notifies users
on MyHeritage and Geni whenever a gravestone was added for one of their ancestors."
Using this app, one properly trained person could personally handle many cemeteries solo >from the
picture-taking
standpoint.  The app allows anyone to zoom in to see a stone up close. The ease of linking photos is
a real plus, making it super easy to show both the front and back of a stone, or link husband/wife
stones. Consider how time-saving and cost effective this would be in the former Bessarabia and for
any other Eastern European cemeteries remaining to be documented.  A top official of JewishGen just
needs to work out an agreement with MyHeritage.com.  Hopefully this would be as easy as Mr. Horowitz
made it seem.
With all the turmoil in the area, this seems an option worth seriously considering.

Best regards,
Gloria SCHWARTZMAN Green (seeking SCHWARTZMAN and LERNER in Bendery)
Winter Garden, FL

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Subject: Dubossary projects
From: "Yefim Kogan" <yefimk@verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 21:59:34 -0400

To Bessarabian and Ukrainian researchers:

There are two major projects on a way for a town of Dubossary, before 1917
was in Kherson Gubernia of Russian Empire and now is part of Republic of
Moldova...........


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Matzevot by GPS #bessarabia

David and Gloria Green <davidgreen777@...>
 

Good morning, Yefim,

Perhaps you have heard about the meeting of the Orlando Jewish Genealogical Society earlier this
month - the guest speaker by webinar was >from Billiongraves.com, as well as Daniel Horowitz of
MyHeritage.com speaking by phone >from Israel.

Billiongraves.com has an app which allows volunteers with an i-phone to upload matzevot photos
which are tracked by GPS. The beauty of this system is the hundreds of photos that could be taken
by one person in one hour (you don't need to upload the photos until you have a wireless connection). 
The accompanying GPS locator provides an exact location of the stone within the cemetery.  Daniel
Horowitz offered to have JOWBR volunteers upload pictures by this app to BG via Myheritage.com
(www.billiongraves.com/myheritage) after an agreement is worked out between JewishGen and My
Heritage.  After transcription by the photographer or anyone anywhere given access through the app,
MyHeritage would export both the info in the JOWBR excel spreadsheet format and the images to
JOWBR. 
JOWBR would then have the option to enhance the info in the database by having volunteers input
additional info such as OTHER NAMES and any further info such as burial date >from
synagogue/cemetery records before posting on JewishGen.org. 
Here is Daniel's blog and quote for what they did in a "test" project in Israel:
http://blog.myheritage.com/category/myheritage/myheritage-team/
"This (GPS) verifies the information and allows others to locate, visit or re-photograph any gravestone
they have found. The gravestone photos are transcribed by volunteers using the BillionGraves app or
website, and the records are then added to MyHeritage SuperSearch and to BillionGraves, and made
available for free on both sites. MyHeritageRecord Matching technology automatically notifies users
on MyHeritage and Geni whenever a gravestone was added for one of their ancestors."
Using this app, one properly trained person could personally handle many cemeteries solo >from the
picture-taking
standpoint.  The app allows anyone to zoom in to see a stone up close. The ease of linking photos is
a real plus, making it super easy to show both the front and back of a stone, or link husband/wife
stones. Consider how time-saving and cost effective this would be in the former Bessarabia and for
any other Eastern European cemeteries remaining to be documented.  A top official of JewishGen just
needs to work out an agreement with MyHeritage.com.  Hopefully this would be as easy as Mr. Horowitz
made it seem.
With all the turmoil in the area, this seems an option worth seriously considering.

Best regards,
Gloria SCHWARTZMAN Green (seeking SCHWARTZMAN and LERNER in Bendery)
Winter Garden, FL

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: Dubossary projects
From: "Yefim Kogan" <yefimk@verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 21:59:34 -0400

To Bessarabian and Ukrainian researchers:

There are two major projects on a way for a town of Dubossary, before 1917
was in Kherson Gubernia of Russian Empire and now is part of Republic of
Moldova...........


Re: The surname BISTRI #general

Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@...>
 

jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org (Mathilde Tagger) writes:

I am looking for the meaning and language of the name of a branch of
my family that was BISTRI. They lived in Ioannina, Greece, but moved
to Turkey to Manisa (close to Izmir) during the end of the 19th
century.

I am wondering if there is any link between this rare surname and the
names of the Romanian and Ukrainian localities BISTRA and BYSTRY.
Bistri or bystry or any similar form is "quick" or "fast" in Russian.

Anton Shterenlikht


SHAPIRO from Lubny, Ukraine #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Is there anyone with the family name of SHAPIRO >from Lubny, out there?

Two brothers never left the Ukraine. The first names were Yomtov Guttman
and Yitchuk, both born 1870 or 1880 ish. Was there a Yizkor book >from
that area?

The family started out near Minsk. There were 6 brothers and one sister:

Morris
Aron
Jacob
Nathan
Yitchuk
Yomtov Guttman
Rachel

Any help would be appreciated. First 3 lived in Iowa, Nathan in UK and Rachel
Australia. Thanks

Respond privately.

Gayle Schlissel Riley


questions on research about Palestine / Israel #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

Hello all

Family lore has it that my wife's great great grandfather's is buried in
Tzfat. We would like to find his grave. Or if this story is real true.
My questions are.

1. Is there a way to find out about some who came to Palestine / Israel
some time in the 150 years >from the Ukraine/ Russia?

2. Is there some where that list who was buried in Tzfat.

The possible last name of this person is Koretsky or Yampolsky.

Thank you for your help in this matter

Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem

Searching for: BERMAN, BUCHMAK, COVITZ (St Louis Missouri), HIRSCHOWITZ
(Friedrichstadt, Riga, New York), KADISCH (Riga), KAUFF (Wolcysk, Russia),
KIRSCHNER (Poland, New York), KIRZNER (Poland), LITVAK, LEVINE, ROSESTEIN
(Russia), SCHAEFFER (New York), SHEVAKH (Peski), SHMERKOVITZ, SHUVAL
(Kovno), WORK (Yanoff, Galicia, Austria, New York), WAG (Yanoff, Galicia,
Austria), WEISS (New York)


Timeline for Ivenets #general

Florette Lynn
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to figure out when Ivenets was part of Lithuania, Poland,
Russia and USSR, before the area became Belarus. Can't find any
information.

Thanks in advance,

Florette Lynn
NJ


Webinar "How I find my relative in Salt Lake City Family History Center" #general

Daniel Horowitz <Daniel@...>
 

Hi all,

As the early bird registration for the 34 IAJGS International
Conference in Jewish Genealogy will end in less than a week (May 31) I
will give you another reason why you should come to Salt Lake City:
The Family History Center.

At the Family History Center, experienced guides and genealogists will
help you with your research, free of charge, by suggesting sources for
you to search, answering basic questions such as how to get started,
where a town is located, and what records are available for a locality
and how to use them.

I will be broadcasting the webinar "How I find my relative in Salt
Lake City Family History Center" this next Wednesday May 28 at 2:00pm
EST // 11:00am PST to show you all how you can use the
FamilySearch.org website and the Family History Center in Salt Lake
City (or any other location around the world) to view and research
their microfilm collection with thousands of Jewish records among over
2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000
microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500
periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.

Register NOW at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/542618006

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
IAJGS Board Member / Webmaster
http://www.iajgs.org
Daniel@iajgs.org


First names #general

Jim Gutterman
 

My mggf Meyer GELLER and assorted immediate family emigrated from
Chlebowice, Galicia at various points during the 1900-1910 period. I
am trying to broaden the picture of possible siblings and
nephews/nieces that also came >from the same town, some of whom were
even on the same ships as members of Meyer's family. However, this
side of the family tended to change/evolve their first names over time
to make things more confusing (for instance, siblings Isadore became
Jacob became Izzie, and Israel became Chaim became Sam eventually). I
did identify a female with the first name of Cipre or Cipra, and a
male Ozyasz Geller, but wasn't able to match up when looking thru 1910
and 1920 censuses. Would appreciate any suggestions as to what
"Americanized" names Cipre and Ozyasz might have become. Thank you in
advance....

Jim Gutterman (GUTTERMAN, GELLER, GOODMAN, LAND(E)SMAN)

MODERATOR NOTE: If you haven't already sone so, a good place to start
any search regarding first names (and variants) is at the JewishGen
InfoFiles. Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ and scroll down
to the "Names" section.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The surname BISTRI #general

Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@...>
 

jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org (Mathilde Tagger) writes:

I am looking for the meaning and language of the name of a branch of
my family that was BISTRI. They lived in Ioannina, Greece, but moved
to Turkey to Manisa (close to Izmir) during the end of the 19th
century.

I am wondering if there is any link between this rare surname and the
names of the Romanian and Ukrainian localities BISTRA and BYSTRY.
Bistri or bystry or any similar form is "quick" or "fast" in Russian.

Anton Shterenlikht


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SHAPIRO from Lubny, Ukraine #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Is there anyone with the family name of SHAPIRO >from Lubny, out there?

Two brothers never left the Ukraine. The first names were Yomtov Guttman
and Yitchuk, both born 1870 or 1880 ish. Was there a Yizkor book >from
that area?

The family started out near Minsk. There were 6 brothers and one sister:

Morris
Aron
Jacob
Nathan
Yitchuk
Yomtov Guttman
Rachel

Any help would be appreciated. First 3 lived in Iowa, Nathan in UK and Rachel
Australia. Thanks

Respond privately.

Gayle Schlissel Riley


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen questions on research about Palestine / Israel #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

Hello all

Family lore has it that my wife's great great grandfather's is buried in
Tzfat. We would like to find his grave. Or if this story is real true.
My questions are.

1. Is there a way to find out about some who came to Palestine / Israel
some time in the 150 years >from the Ukraine/ Russia?

2. Is there some where that list who was buried in Tzfat.

The possible last name of this person is Koretsky or Yampolsky.

Thank you for your help in this matter

Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem

Searching for: BERMAN, BUCHMAK, COVITZ (St Louis Missouri), HIRSCHOWITZ
(Friedrichstadt, Riga, New York), KADISCH (Riga), KAUFF (Wolcysk, Russia),
KIRSCHNER (Poland, New York), KIRZNER (Poland), LITVAK, LEVINE, ROSESTEIN
(Russia), SCHAEFFER (New York), SHEVAKH (Peski), SHMERKOVITZ, SHUVAL
(Kovno), WORK (Yanoff, Galicia, Austria, New York), WAG (Yanoff, Galicia,
Austria), WEISS (New York)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Timeline for Ivenets #general

Florette Lynn
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to figure out when Ivenets was part of Lithuania, Poland,
Russia and USSR, before the area became Belarus. Can't find any
information.

Thanks in advance,

Florette Lynn
NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Webinar "How I find my relative in Salt Lake City Family History Center" #general

Daniel Horowitz <Daniel@...>
 

Hi all,

As the early bird registration for the 34 IAJGS International
Conference in Jewish Genealogy will end in less than a week (May 31) I
will give you another reason why you should come to Salt Lake City:
The Family History Center.

At the Family History Center, experienced guides and genealogists will
help you with your research, free of charge, by suggesting sources for
you to search, answering basic questions such as how to get started,
where a town is located, and what records are available for a locality
and how to use them.

I will be broadcasting the webinar "How I find my relative in Salt
Lake City Family History Center" this next Wednesday May 28 at 2:00pm
EST // 11:00am PST to show you all how you can use the
FamilySearch.org website and the Family History Center in Salt Lake
City (or any other location around the world) to view and research
their microfilm collection with thousands of Jewish records among over
2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000
microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500
periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.

Register NOW at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/542618006

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
IAJGS Board Member / Webmaster
http://www.iajgs.org
Daniel@iajgs.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First names #general

Jim Gutterman
 

My mggf Meyer GELLER and assorted immediate family emigrated from
Chlebowice, Galicia at various points during the 1900-1910 period. I
am trying to broaden the picture of possible siblings and
nephews/nieces that also came >from the same town, some of whom were
even on the same ships as members of Meyer's family. However, this
side of the family tended to change/evolve their first names over time
to make things more confusing (for instance, siblings Isadore became
Jacob became Izzie, and Israel became Chaim became Sam eventually). I
did identify a female with the first name of Cipre or Cipra, and a
male Ozyasz Geller, but wasn't able to match up when looking thru 1910
and 1920 censuses. Would appreciate any suggestions as to what
"Americanized" names Cipre and Ozyasz might have become. Thank you in
advance....

Jim Gutterman (GUTTERMAN, GELLER, GOODMAN, LAND(E)SMAN)

MODERATOR NOTE: If you haven't already sone so, a good place to start
any search regarding first names (and variants) is at the JewishGen
InfoFiles. Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ and scroll down
to the "Names" section.


Seeking help translating book on ABRAVANEL from French to English #general

Jeff Miller
 

When I was in Paris in 2012 attending the 32nd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, I chanced to purchase a book on one of my
ancestral families, the Abravanel/Abarbanel family. The book, entitled Isaac
(Issac) Abravanel, conseiller des princes et philosophe, by Roland
Goetschel, published by Albin Michel, is about Don Isaac ABRAVANEL, and is
written in French.

How would I go about getting an English translation of the book, or of any
portions of the book?

Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.

Jeff Miller
Maryland, U.S.

Researching LAN (LANE), IUDELOVICH/YUDELOWITZ, BLANKFORT, SPEKTOR/SPECTOR,
ABRAVANEL/ABARBANEL, WIENER/WEINER, WEISSMAN/WHITEMAN
from Spain, England, France, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, particularly Warsaw,
Poland; Vilnius, Panevezys, and Pumpenai in Lithuania


European History Primary Sources #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

European History Primary Sources (EHPS) is a website, with easily searchable
index of digital repositories that contain primary sources for the history
of Europe. EHPS is a joint initiative of the Library and the Department of
History and Civilization of the European University Institute in Florence,
Italy. While not claiming to be 100% complete EHPS contains the major
national digital libraries and many smaller series of e-sources and smaller
digitization projects in Europe. To view the sources go to:
http://primary-sources.eui.eu/browse-repositories where you can browse by
country and by language as well as by periods >from the 16th-21st century.
You can also search by subject and types of sources. You can do a free
text search.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking help translating book on ABRAVANEL from French to English #general

Jeff Miller
 

When I was in Paris in 2012 attending the 32nd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, I chanced to purchase a book on one of my
ancestral families, the Abravanel/Abarbanel family. The book, entitled Isaac
(Issac) Abravanel, conseiller des princes et philosophe, by Roland
Goetschel, published by Albin Michel, is about Don Isaac ABRAVANEL, and is
written in French.

How would I go about getting an English translation of the book, or of any
portions of the book?

Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.

Jeff Miller
Maryland, U.S.

Researching LAN (LANE), IUDELOVICH/YUDELOWITZ, BLANKFORT, SPEKTOR/SPECTOR,
ABRAVANEL/ABARBANEL, WIENER/WEINER, WEISSMAN/WHITEMAN
from Spain, England, France, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, particularly Warsaw,
Poland; Vilnius, Panevezys, and Pumpenai in Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen European History Primary Sources #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

European History Primary Sources (EHPS) is a website, with easily searchable
index of digital repositories that contain primary sources for the history
of Europe. EHPS is a joint initiative of the Library and the Department of
History and Civilization of the European University Institute in Florence,
Italy. While not claiming to be 100% complete EHPS contains the major
national digital libraries and many smaller series of e-sources and smaller
digitization projects in Europe. To view the sources go to:
http://primary-sources.eui.eu/browse-repositories where you can browse by
country and by language as well as by periods >from the 16th-21st century.
You can also search by subject and types of sources. You can do a free
text search.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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