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Re: Name "Gnendel" #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

According to Rabbi Shmuel Shorr's book on Jewish names Gnendel derives
from Old High German, Genana, meaning "grandmother" or generally "old woman".
It is an amuletic name meaning that the baby girl should have a long life.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA

HIRSCHFELD, HERSZFELD, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Gliniany, Nowy Jaryczow-Galicia
MINOFF, MINOWITZKI, MINOWICKI-Brest Litovsk, Vysoka Litovsk-Belarus

In a message dated 5/22/2014 12:12:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Stephen Katz writes:
My great-great-Grandmother's name was "Gnendel." She was >from the Wolyn
(Volhynia) Gubernia in Ukraine. I'd like to know the meaning/origin of this
name, and would be grateful if someone could tell me. Thank you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name "Gnendel" #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

According to Rabbi Shmuel Shorr's book on Jewish names Gnendel derives
from Old High German, Genana, meaning "grandmother" or generally "old woman".
It is an amuletic name meaning that the baby girl should have a long life.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA

HIRSCHFELD, HERSZFELD, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Gliniany, Nowy Jaryczow-Galicia
MINOFF, MINOWITZKI, MINOWICKI-Brest Litovsk, Vysoka Litovsk-Belarus

In a message dated 5/22/2014 12:12:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Stephen Katz writes:
My great-great-Grandmother's name was "Gnendel." She was >from the Wolyn
(Volhynia) Gubernia in Ukraine. I'd like to know the meaning/origin of this
name, and would be grateful if someone could tell me. Thank you.


Need Russian translation help for revision list pages #general

Beth Galleto
 

I've posted five pages on ViewMate >from the 1850 Russian revision list
for the towns of Pochep or Mglin in the Chernigov gubernia. See them
through the following links:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33857
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33858
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33859
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33860
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33861

Thank you very much for any help you can provide.

Beth Galleto
Greenbrae, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond to Beth directly, or using the form provided
on ViewMate.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Russian translation help for revision list pages #general

Beth Galleto
 

I've posted five pages on ViewMate >from the 1850 Russian revision list
for the towns of Pochep or Mglin in the Chernigov gubernia. See them
through the following links:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33857
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33858
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33859
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33860
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33861

Thank you very much for any help you can provide.

Beth Galleto
Greenbrae, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond to Beth directly, or using the form provided
on ViewMate.


Re: Missing portions of ship manifest #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Mark Shapiro was looking for a way to find missing ship manifest pages
because a link on the Ellis Island web site led to incorrect pages. 
David Rosen provided an answer and even found the page Mark needed by
using Steve Morse's missing manifest pages.

I want to note another solution for Mark and anybody else in New York
City or nearby - the New York City branch of the National Archives,
located on the third floor at One Bowling Green in lower Manhattan, has
microfilms of the manifests for ships that arrived in New York City,
including the pre and post-Ellis Island time periods.  Instead of
clicking on web pages, it requires a trip there and scrolling a
microfilm wheel, which I concede is not as convenient as doing things at
home, but they also have naturalization records, New York State birth,
marriage, and death indices, and other records that are not available on
the Internet.  It's definitely worth the trip.  Their web page is
http://www.archives.gov/nyc/.

Regards,

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Missing portions of ship manifest #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Mark Shapiro was looking for a way to find missing ship manifest pages
because a link on the Ellis Island web site led to incorrect pages. 
David Rosen provided an answer and even found the page Mark needed by
using Steve Morse's missing manifest pages.

I want to note another solution for Mark and anybody else in New York
City or nearby - the New York City branch of the National Archives,
located on the third floor at One Bowling Green in lower Manhattan, has
microfilms of the manifests for ships that arrived in New York City,
including the pre and post-Ellis Island time periods.  Instead of
clicking on web pages, it requires a trip there and scrolling a
microfilm wheel, which I concede is not as convenient as doing things at
home, but they also have naturalization records, New York State birth,
marriage, and death indices, and other records that are not available on
the Internet.  It's definitely worth the trip.  Their web page is
http://www.archives.gov/nyc/.

Regards,

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Yivo opens new portal about Polish Jewish history #general

ron arons
 

The NY Times reported the availability of a new portal (created by the
YIVO Institute) that concentrates on this history of Polish Jews.

Here's the portal:

www.polishjews.yivoarchives.org

Here's the NY Times article:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/new-web-portal-provides-access-to-historic-materials-on-jewish-life-in-poland/?_php=true&_type=blogs&action=click&module=Search®ion=searchResults&mabReward=relbias%3Ar&url=http%3A%2F%2Fquery.nytimes.com%2Fsearch%2Fsitesearch%2F%3Faction%3Dclick%26region%3DMasthead%26pgtype%3DHomepage%26module%3DSearchSubmit%26contentCollection%3DHomepage%26t%3Dqry970%23%2Fyivo&_r=0

[MODERATOR NOTE: Tinyurl for the NYT article is http://tinyurl.com/qconpkx ]

Oh, it was my aunt, who has nothing to do whatsoever, who alerted me to
this news. ;-)

Enjoy!

Ron Arons
Author of a new book: "Mind Maps for Genealogy"
Oakland, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yivo opens new portal about Polish Jewish history #general

ron arons
 

The NY Times reported the availability of a new portal (created by the
YIVO Institute) that concentrates on this history of Polish Jews.

Here's the portal:

www.polishjews.yivoarchives.org

Here's the NY Times article:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/new-web-portal-provides-access-to-historic-materials-on-jewish-life-in-poland/?_php=true&_type=blogs&action=click&module=Search®ion=searchResults&mabReward=relbias%3Ar&url=http%3A%2F%2Fquery.nytimes.com%2Fsearch%2Fsitesearch%2F%3Faction%3Dclick%26region%3DMasthead%26pgtype%3DHomepage%26module%3DSearchSubmit%26contentCollection%3DHomepage%26t%3Dqry970%23%2Fyivo&_r=0

[MODERATOR NOTE: Tinyurl for the NYT article is http://tinyurl.com/qconpkx ]

Oh, it was my aunt, who has nothing to do whatsoever, who alerted me to
this news. ;-)

Enjoy!

Ron Arons
Author of a new book: "Mind Maps for Genealogy"
Oakland, CA


Re: ViewMate translation request - Romanian #general

Becker, Risa (GfK MRI) <Risa.Becker@...>
 

I've posted a ViewMate translation request. It is writing on the back of a
family photograph that was taken in Romania around 1910. I believe the
writing is Romanian and may have something to do with identification?
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33791

Thank you kindly for any assistance!

Risa Becker

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond to Risa directly, or using the form on
ViewMate.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: ViewMate translation request - Romanian #general

Becker, Risa (GfK MRI) <Risa.Becker@...>
 

I've posted a ViewMate translation request. It is writing on the back of a
family photograph that was taken in Romania around 1910. I believe the
writing is Romanian and may have something to do with identification?
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33791

Thank you kindly for any assistance!

Risa Becker

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond to Risa directly, or using the form on
ViewMate.


Translating from Yiddish - "Significant" family letter from Louis ZAUSMER, London, to brother Julius, Johannesburg #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Fellow JG Enthusiasts,

I am thrilled to have received a family treasure - a letter written in 1930
by my great-uncle Louis to his brother, Julius ZAUSMER.

It's a reasonably lengthy letter, so should contain "gold" in terms of -
* family news
* possibly a few historical and geo-political references
* possibly family lore

It is in Yiddish and I'd love a full translation.
Apparently the writing is quite easy to read, but I'll let an expert be the
final judge of this.

The first 60+% of the letter can be seen on these five viewmate links

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33849
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33850
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33851
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33852

Please respond either via the form in viewmate or by emailing me.
Once these are translated I will post the final three links.

Utterly grateful,

Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya; ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk; KEMPNER in Berlin,
Lodz, Warszawa and London; and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Berlin,
Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translating from Yiddish - "Significant" family letter from Louis ZAUSMER, London, to brother Julius, Johannesburg #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Fellow JG Enthusiasts,

I am thrilled to have received a family treasure - a letter written in 1930
by my great-uncle Louis to his brother, Julius ZAUSMER.

It's a reasonably lengthy letter, so should contain "gold" in terms of -
* family news
* possibly a few historical and geo-political references
* possibly family lore

It is in Yiddish and I'd love a full translation.
Apparently the writing is quite easy to read, but I'll let an expert be the
final judge of this.

The first 60+% of the letter can be seen on these five viewmate links

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33849
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33850
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33851
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33852

Please respond either via the form in viewmate or by emailing me.
Once these are translated I will post the final three links.

Utterly grateful,

Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya; ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk; KEMPNER in Berlin,
Lodz, Warszawa and London; and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Berlin,
Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


research in Palestine and Israel (Was "ASHKENAZI in Safed/Tzefat") #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

There are more than 160 databases on the Israel Genealogy Research
Association website http://genealogy.org.il including a list of those
buried in Safed.

You just need to register (for free) on the website.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen research in Palestine and Israel (Was "ASHKENAZI in Safed/Tzefat") #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

There are more than 160 databases on the Israel Genealogy Research
Association website http://genealogy.org.il including a list of those
buried in Safed.

You just need to register (for free) on the website.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


Re: First names #general

tom
 

As a possible clue, the jewishgen given names database lists Ozyasz
as a form of Joshua (or Uziel), and connects it to Charles, Joshua or
Samuel (sic).

Cipre is Tziporah, which the jewishgen given names database connects
to Celia or Jennie. (but for some reason, it doesn't seem to mention
Feige, which is the obvious yiddish equivalent, but does list Paye
and Purye, which are less common versions.)

tom klein, Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: The Given Names database to which tom refers is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/

Jim Gutterman <james.gutterman@gmail.com> wrote:
... 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.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First names #general

tom
 

As a possible clue, the jewishgen given names database lists Ozyasz
as a form of Joshua (or Uziel), and connects it to Charles, Joshua or
Samuel (sic).

Cipre is Tziporah, which the jewishgen given names database connects
to Celia or Jennie. (but for some reason, it doesn't seem to mention
Feige, which is the obvious yiddish equivalent, but does list Paye
and Purye, which are less common versions.)

tom klein, Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: The Given Names database to which tom refers is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/

Jim Gutterman <james.gutterman@gmail.com> wrote:
... 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.


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Alon Brav
 

I have posted the back of a photograph for which I need a direct translation
of the hand written text. The photo was likely sent >from Tarnow in 1934.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33840

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Alon Brav


re First names #general

Joseph Laden
 

Re Cipre or Cipra-- these were for Zipporah.

Joseph Laden
Ventura, Ca.

LADIZHINSKI, Droz-Druz-Druzz; SORKIN, Teplitzsky; ROSENFELD, Pojarsky

Jim Gutterman <james.gutterman@gmail.com> wrote:
" ... Would appreciate any suggestions as to what "Americanized" names
Cipre and Ozyasz might have become. Thank you in advance."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Alon Brav
 

I have posted the back of a photograph for which I need a direct translation
of the hand written text. The photo was likely sent >from Tarnow in 1934.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33840

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Alon Brav


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re First names #general

Joseph Laden
 

Re Cipre or Cipra-- these were for Zipporah.

Joseph Laden
Ventura, Ca.

LADIZHINSKI, Droz-Druz-Druzz; SORKIN, Teplitzsky; ROSENFELD, Pojarsky

Jim Gutterman <james.gutterman@gmail.com> wrote:
" ... Would appreciate any suggestions as to what "Americanized" names
Cipre and Ozyasz might have become. Thank you in advance."

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